Question

_acme-challenge record keeps disappearing.

Added record for Let’s Encrypt authentication.

_acme-challenge txt -------------------------

However, when I tried to renew, the record disappeared. I’m not sure, but it seems to disappear after a month or two after adding. At first I thought I deleted it by mistake, but it is already the second. What’s the problem?

Thank you in advance.

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Hi @siche,

It’s not supposed to stay there after you’ve been authenticated. I’ll recommend using certbot to issue and renew your Let’s Encrypt without having to manually add files in your acme-challenge folder.

If you are not sure how to do that, I’ll recommend checking out this article:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-secure-apache-with-let-s-encrypt-on-ubuntu-18-04

In this tutorial, you will use Certbot to obtain a free SSL certificate for Apache on Ubuntu 18.04 and set up your certificate to renew automatically.