Wildcard card certificate request error with virtualmin 6.05

While requesting wildcard ssl certificate after making domain wild card active when I request for ssl certificate I get following error

Requesting a certificate for rotaractnepal.org, *.rotaractnepal.org from Let's Encrypt .. .. request failed : Web-based validation failed : Wildcard hostname *.rotaractnepal.org can only be validated in DNS mode DNS-based validation failed : Wildcard hostname *.rotaractnepal.org can only be validated when the native Let's Encrypt client is installed

I am running with webmin 1.9000 and virtualmin 6.05 gpl.



Make sure you install the official Let's Encrypt client program - I think on Ubuntu there is a package called certbot for it.

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Submitted by Hifihedgehog on Sat, 12/08/2018 - 11:39

Sadly, this is not a package available by default on Ubuntu 16.04 and prior. Instead, to install, I recommend executing the following in the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install python-certbot-apache