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AutoSSL: validation path customization

amber7 shared this idea 7 years ago
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Can the validation path be customized? Currently it is at root URL '/' of a domain.

We have root URL / mapped to tomcat (with appBase different than public_html) so autossl will always fail with:

The domain “” has failed domain control validation (The system queried for a temporary file at

but the web server responded with the following error: 503 (Service Temporarily Unavailable).

A DNS or web server misconfiguration may exist.). at bin/ line 449.

If the path could be customized I would create e.g. public_html/autossl_validation directory

and unmap '/autossl_validation' (mod_proxy_* or mod_jk) from tomcat so that the validation could complete.

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I managed to overcome this with mod_rewrite/mod_proxy and a php dispatcher combination but still having the path configurable would make admins lifes simplier.


Customizing the path is not possible because the provider controls the path location. In v62 we plan on ensuring our temporary DCV checks always use the same path format as the provider.

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