[SOLVED] Cannot Remove Non-Existent ACME Server


New Member
Feb 1, 2021
Hey All,

I love the new ACME certificate feature available in PVE 6/7. I created an internal ACME server, and tested it using one of our PVE7 servers. After some infrastructure changes occurred, the ACME server was moved to a new hostname, for example, `acme.example-a.com` -> `acme.example-b.com`. The problem I'm having is that I can't get PVE to remove the old account configuration now - whenever I try to remove it, I get the following error:

Error: GET to https://acme.example-a.com/acme/acme/directory Can't connect to acme.example-a.com:443 (Name or service not known) Name or service not known at /usr/share/perl5/LWP/Protocol/http.pm line 50.

Should I delete the configuration file where this is stored? Where is that configuration file located?

Thanks for your help and hard work!


Proxmox Staff Member
Staff member
Jan 7, 2016
if the account is still valid for the new server, you can just adjust the directory url in /etc/pve/priv/acme/ACCOUNT (the default account name is "default"). if not, deleting that file and re-registering with the new server should work.
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