First of all, this question is similar to some others, but none of their suggestions worked.
My website url is https://isalbania.netlify.app/, i’m trying to get a certificate with certbot and it asks to upload a certain file to .well-known/.
Problem is, .folders are ignored, how can I overcome this?
netlify.app URL, you do not need a certificate as certificates are automatically issued. If you are using a custom domain Netlify uses Let’s Encrypt to automatically issue certificates too, so there is no need for you to have a custom certificate issued with certbot.
If you really wish to continue with getting your own certificate you’ll find this solution should work.
Hi, @Isabella. Actually there is a workaround, for the folders starting with a dot being ignored as well. The workaround is to use the redirect to “add” the dot back to the beginning of the path.
This works as follows.
- Instead of making the directory
.well_known/make it just
well_knownwithout the preceeding
- Then make a redirect rule like so:
/.well_known/* /well_known/:splat 200
With that rule, you can upload the file as
/well_known/something_here but successfully request the file at
/.well_known/something_here. The redirect sends the required path (with a dot) to the “non-dot” path where the file can be found.
If that doesn’t work or if there are other questions, please let us know.