Unable to install Let's Encrypt certificate for a domain: There were too many requests of a given type: Too many certificates already issued for exact set of domains

Created:

2016-12-18 06:52:18 UTC

Modified:

2017-08-08 13:11:38 UTC

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Unable to install Let's Encrypt certificate for a domain: There were too many requests of a given type: Too many certificates already issued for exact set of domains

Applicable to:

  • Plesk 12.5 for Linux
  • Plesk Onyx for Linux

Symptoms

Unable to install Let's Encrypt certificate for a domain:

PLESK_ERROR: There were too many requests of a given type :: Error creating new cert :: Too many certificates already issued for exact set of domains: example.com,www.example.com

Cause

Too many certificates were created for the domain for less than a week. There is a rate limit of 5 certificates per domain per 7 days in place that is set by Let's Encrypt .

Resolution

Wait for 7 days and try again.

Note: if initial error was different, it is required to resolve it prior to re-trying generating a new certificate in 7 days.

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