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Let's Encrypt renewal failing: unauthorized invalid response

Hi, I’m admittedly not super technical. I was following the instructions for renewing our Let’s Encrypt SSL cert (which has expired) for a Passbolt droplet and I’m getting the error below: https://www.dropbox.com/s/wx7959q0rh0nf1d/letsencrypt-renewal-error.png?dl=0

Any recommendations? These are my current DNS settings: https://www.dropbox.com/s/91m5c2u2qhoo9b5/Screen Shot 2020-06-06 at 6.46.15 PM.png?dl=0

The IP address is correctly specified. Is it failing because there’s no way to connect via SSL? If so seems like an inherent catch-22 and I’m not sure how to resolve. This instance has all passwords for all the .orgs we support so we’re dead in the water until I figure out how to renew. thanks for any suggestions

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Hey @sean256979,

From what I understand - you are trying to renew an SSL certificate for a droplet, meaning you are trying to get your droplet to work with HTTPS. I don’t know your current configuration but I can suggest one possible and well-known solution to the problem you are having:

-Issue a stand-alone certificate and put it in your certificates’ directory. https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-certbot-standalone-mode-to-retrieve-let-s-encrypt-ssl-certificates-on-ubuntu-16-04

-Mount the certificates’ directory onto a docker container. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwdOooZbICA - Youtube https://medium.com/@pentacent/nginx-and-lets-encrypt-with-docker-in-less-than-5-minutes-b4b8a60d3a71 - Medium(Better explanation)

-Connect your droplet needing the SSL certificate to the directory with the certificate. https://medium.com/@pentacent/nginx-and-lets-encrypt-with-docker-in-less-than-5-minutes-b4b8a60d3a71

Best of luck and feel free to continue the thread!

Best regards,

OK I just had a buddy help me figure this out. The resolution for anyone interested is we went through all the steps here installing the various packages and it worked after we did that: https://certbot.eff.org/lets-encrypt/ubuntubionic-nginx I guess some library was missing that was breaking it. At any rate this is now resolved. thx