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Error Code

Error 001

Sample Error

Failed to create certificate with target Stand ALone for host : contoso.com for challenge : DNS. Could not validate contoso.com with challenge dns-01 for domain contoso.com, status reported : invalid. DNS problem: NXDOMAIN looking up TXT for _acme-challenge.contoso.com - check that a DNS record exists for this domain

Target

  • Stand Alone Certificates
  • Stand ALone SAN Certificates

Causes for the Error

  • A DNS TXT record was not created in the domain registrar management portal to complete the DNS Challenge

  • A domain does not exist for the hostname for which the certificate is being created for

Solution

Stand Alone Certificate

  • Complete the DNS Challenge for a Stand Alone Certificate

  • Use the Dig site to verify the domain TXT record for a Stand Alone Certificate

Stand Alone SAN Certificate

  • Complete the DNS Challenge for a Stand Alone SAN Certificate

  • Use the Dig site to verify the domain TXT record for a Stand Alone SAN Certificate