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I am trying to setup SSL following these instructions: https://community.webfaction.com/questions/19988/using-letsencrypt

When I try to generate a staging certificate, it fails. Running it with -debug I see that it is getting a 404, but I am unclear why.

If I refresh the site, I see it goes from a 502 error to briefly presenting a string which I presume is supposed to be the challenge response.

Has anyone had similar problems?

asked 28 Jul, 02:24

azahra
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It is likely a configuration issue someplace. Based on the info above it is hard to say why. Check the URL that it is generating to see if you can view it in a browser. Verify the path and challenge file are being created and have correct permissions.

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answered 28 Jul, 04:30

johns ♦♦
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Is there a way to make the acme script run longer so it is possible to have enough time to copy the URL and try it from the browser?

(28 Jul, 04:44) azahra

Not as far as I know, the idea is that it has to happen quickly. The API requires it. The URL should exist after that however since it creates a file. If the file isn't there its not creating it and that is what you should troubleshoot. Did you create a .well-known directory?

(28 Jul, 21:19) johns ♦♦

I believe all that setup is supposed to be handled by the script and served out by it in standalone mode

(29 Jul, 01:46) azahra

If the directory is not there you need to create it.

(29 Jul, 02:39) johns ♦♦
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