Question

certbot issue - which names would you like to activate HTTPS

when I run sudo certbot --apache it asks:

which names would you like to activate HTTPS for

  1. myDomain.com
  2. ww.myDomain.com

i.e. “ww.myDomain.com” and not “www.myDomain.com

have checked the .conf files and there is no ww.myDomain.com (possibly previous typo).

should I start again, if so how?

e.g. sudo certbot renew --apache -d myDomain.com -d www.myDomain.com


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Bobby Iliev
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July 9, 2024

Hi there,

Certbot will usually automatically pick up all of the ServerName and ServerAlias domains defined in the /etc/apache2/ directory.

As it is reporting ww.yourdomain.com as one of the domains it sounds like that you just have a typo that you need to fix in your virtual host files.

What you could do is check the files in the /etc/apache2/sites-enabled directory and correct the ServerAlias domain name to be with www rather than ww.

After that run a config test with sudo apachectl -t and if you get Syntax Ok restart the service:

sudo systemctl restart apache2

After that run the certbot command again.

Let me know how it goes.

- Bobby

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