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LetsEncrypt "ERROR: Certificate authority doesn't allow certificate signing"

The certificate does not renew.
Uncommented CA line in config file and performed e test-request with dehydrated -c and this worked fine.
I'm able to reach the .well-known folder form the web
Commented out CA line and running dehydrated -c -x gives the "ERROR: Certificate authority doesn't allow certificate signing"

Is a manual configuration&install via GIT



# INFO: Using main config file /etc/dehydrated/config
Processing web.qbservice.it
 + Checking domain name(s) of existing cert... unchanged.
 + Checking expire date of existing cert...
 + Valid till Sep 23 06:38:27 2019 GMT (Longer than 30 days). Ignoring because renew was forced!
 + Signing domains...
ERROR: Certificate authority doesn't allow certificate signing


cat /etc/dehydrated/domains.txt

cat /etc/dehydrated/config
# letsencrypt property ACCEPT_TERMS not set to yes

« Last Edit: June 25, 2019, 10:37:32 AM by nicolatiana »
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Not really sure what to do if you are using your own install instead of the contrib.

Beyond that what version are you using?

I can see you have probably tried to copy off an old config. Have you checked it is correct and up to date?

(One thing I would suggest is swapping to API 2)

What about your apache template and SSL settings?

Are you using any other certificates?

Have you checked github for bugs?

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Many thanks for your reply.

According to your suggestion I've analyzed the sample config file coming from github (/etc/dehydrated/docs/examples) and I've modified the mine in this way:


The trick was outdated "CA =" record

All other folder/scripts and apache/SSL settings were right.

Swapped to API2 too.

I've been able to perform correctly both test and getting trusted certificate.

Many thanks again.

P.S.: not using contrib because more or less all of mine letsencrypt install were done before contrib release and I never moved to contrib.  :wink:

« Last Edit: June 26, 2019, 08:42:00 AM by nicolatiana »
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