Wrong tag, nested asn1 error?


PREFACE: Please note. I am using the DNS challenge method with the help of “dehydrate” and the “le-google-dns” plugin module (hook) for “dehydrate”.

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My domain is: gotchatbot.com

I ran this command:

It produced this output:

  • Godaddy hook executing: startup_hook
    Processing gotchatbot.com
  • Signing domains…
  • Generating private key…
  • Generating signing request…
  • Requesting challenge for gotchatbot.com
  • Already validated!
  • Requesting certificate…
  • Checking certificate…
  • ERROR: failed to run x509 -text (Exitcode: 1)

unable to load certificate
139998309037728:error:0D0680A8:asn1 encoding routines:ASN1_CHECK_TLEN:wrong tag:tasn_dec.c:1338:
139998309037728:error:0D07803A:asn1 encoding routines:ASN1_ITEM_EX_D2I:nested asn1 error:tasn_dec.c:390:Type=X509
139998309037728:error:0906700D:PEM routines:PEM_ASN1_read_bio:ASN1 lib:pem_oth.c:83:

My web server is (include version):

Spring Boot 1.5.6

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

My hosting provider, if applicable, is:


I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know):


I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):



@lukas2511, could you take a look at this?



Issue was originally reported here, I’m really wondering what’s going wrong with that certificate…


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