Alias VS blows up LE Certs

OS type and version Ubuntu Linux 22.04.3
Webmin version 2.105
Usermin version 2.005
Virtualmin version 7.8.2
Theme version 21.09.5
Package updates All installed packages are up to date

So this is related to

I created an alias VS of to ( is a working TL VS)

But during addition not only did LE refuse a cert but it blew out the working cert for

Now I think I understand why a new cert is acquired by adding the to the existing cert.

But why was it refused this time?

Both and previously had valid certs as TL VS and have been running fine. (Yes was previously a TL VS but was deleted prior to adding it as an alias VS to

Does LE limit the number of Alias VS domains added to a TL VS?
(BTW there are also other alias VS to all happy with their combined cert

I have managed to reacquire a cert for (by using the “Domain names listed here” option and only listing the ones) obviously that will not be adequate for the Alias VS (all 8 of them!)

Gave up on Alias domains now all deleted and recreated as top-level VS so they collected their own LE certs as before. Just a load of extra work.

This topic was automatically closed 8 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.