Certbot not creating acme-challenge folder

certbot not creating acme-challenge nginx
letsencrypt well known/acme-challenge apache
.well-known/acme-challenge 404 apache
.well-known/acme-challenge 404 nginx
certbot webroot
certbot well known/acme-challenge
create well known/acme-challenge
well-known folder not created

I had working Let's encrypt certificates some months ago (with the old letsencrypt client). The server I am using is nginx.

Certbot is creating the .well-known folder, but not the acme-challenge folder

Now I tried to create new certificates via ~/certbot-auto certonly --webroot -w /var/www/webroot -d domain.com -d www.domain.com -d git.domain.com

But I always get errors like this:

   - The following errors were reported by the server:

   Domain: git.domain.com
   Type:   unauthorized
   Detail: Invalid response from
   "<.!DOCTYPE html>
   <.html lang='en'>
   <.head prefix='og: http://ogp.me/ns#'>
   <.meta charset='utf-8'>
   <.meta content='IE=edge' http-equiv"

   Domain: www.domain.com
   Type:   unauthorized
   Detail: Invalid response from
   <.head><.title>404 Not Found</title></head>
   <.body bgcolor="white">
   <.center><.h1>404 Not Found</h1></center>

(Of course the dots inside the HTML tags are not really there)

I have looked for a solution, but didn't found one yet. Does anybody know why certbot is not creating the folders?

Thanks in advance!

The problem was the nginx configuration. I replaced my long configuration files with the simplest config possible:

server {
    listen 80;
    server_name domain.com www.domain.com git.domain.com;
    root /var/www/domain/;

Then I was able to issue new certificates.

The problem with my long configuration files was (as far as I can tell) that I had the these lines:

location ~ /.well-known {
    allow all;

But they should be:

location ~ /.well-known/acme-challenge/ {
    allow all;

Now the renewal works, too.

Certbot not creating .well-known/acme-challenges file - Help, Certbot not creating .well-known/acme-challenges file "/var/www/html" ServerName monxas.ninja <Directory "/var/www/html"> allow from all� Certbot not creating acme-challenge folder. 6. Nginx configuration, folder permissions and lets-encrypt. 6. Using certbot to apply Let's Encrypt Certificate: Failed

I had a similar issue. My problem was, that I had this rule:

 location ~ /\. {
    access_log off;
    log_not_found off;
    deny all;

these lines where canceling every acces to any directory starting with a "." (point)

Certbot not generating file - Help, I manually created the .well-known/acme-challenge folders and set them to 755. The folders are the certbot just does not create the file. Certbot not creating acme-challenge folder. 5. Can't create a route that has a segment with a leading dot in Rails (to verify Let's Encrypt) 6.

For some strange reason (I think the certbot script changed in some way), I was not able in any way to renew the certificates. I found this thread that finally helped me after almost 4 hours of research:


hope it helps somebody else.

The trick is to add this in the apache config :

DocumentRoot /var/lib/letsencrypt/http_challenges
    <Directory /var/lib/letsencrypt/http_challenges>
            Allow from All

Hope it works for someone else!

Missing acme-challenge folder - Help, .well-known folder was successful created automatically when i run the command , but not with acme-challenge. sudo letsencrypt certonly -a webroot --webroot- path=/var/www/html/jajancustom.com -d jajancustom.com -d� However, there is not much harm in leaving it available either, as explained by a Certbot engineer: The token is part of a particular challenge which is no longer active, from the ACME server's point of view, after the server has tried to validate it.

Failed authorization procedure (acme-challenge/ not created , well-known directory is still empty, hence the 404 above. certbot deletes the acme-challenge subdirectory after the challenge passes or fails. Try creating the subdirectory manually, put a file in there and check if your browser is able to request that file successfully. A common issue is that . Nginx is not correctly setup to serve files from the.well-known/acme-challenge folder The file permissions in the /path/to/www/example folder are wrong, so certbot can't write its automatically generated files to the.well-known/acme-challenge folder. How may I fix these issues? nginx file-permissions ubuntu-16.04 lets-encrypt certbot

Let's Encrypt not creating /.well-known/acme-challenge, I then discovered it's failed to create the .well-known/acme-challenge folders in the clients web folder and I don't understand why, so I just created some manually EBUG:certbot.plugins.webroot:All challenges cleaned up Hi this is related to Letsencrypt manual authenticator mode with the ACME challenge file having a dot prefix certbot/certbot#730. This can be blocked with 403 Forbidden access by some Nginx configurations which block dot prefix files/folders from web access by default. i.e. location ~ /\. { access_log off; log_not_found off; deny all; }

Certbot doesnt create acme-challenge file � Issue #5521 � certbot , Certbot doesnt create acme-challenge file #5521. Closed GET request to https ://acme-v01.api.letsencrypt.org/directory. 2018-02-01� The configcheck url is a file, not a directory. Make sure that file exists on disk (i.e. C:\inetpub\wwwroot\.well-known\acme-challenge\configcheck) in your webroot.Then try to load your links with this barebones web.config in your website root directory (if using ASP.NET):

  • It's worth mentioning that Certbot will clear the .well-known directory after trying to issue. So if you're looking into it believing that the problem is with file generation instead of file serving, rest assured it is not. The error you get when there are permission errors is different.
  • Note that in this case, all subdomains use the same root directory. Create one server per root is a solution (maybe not the best, but it works) if using multiple roots.
  • These solution did not work for me. I have "location /.well-known { .. allow all; }. Strace shows that certbot deletes the acme-challenge directory when it is create manually before starting certbot. Then it fails to open the challenge file.
  • I thought the regex here should match. ~ /.well-known matches /.well-known/acme-challege/, no?
  • I had this problem too (default for Wordpress on Nginx) but it's a valuable rule, so just place it after the location ~ /.well-known rule