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


i.e. “” and not “

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

should I start again, if so how?

e.g. sudo certbot renew --apache -d -d

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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 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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