certbot wildcard cert not a wildcard

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I did the following:

sh-3.2# certbot certonly --manual --preferred-challenges=dns --email --server --agree-tos -d *

and got results:

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Successfully received certificate.
Certificate is saved at: /etc/letsencrypt/live/
Key is saved at:         /etc/letsencrypt/live/
This certificate expires on 2022-08-16.
These files will be updated when the certificate renews.

however when i test wildcard based on This link, i get the following result:

which tells me its not wildcard. I did a dig on and that returned what certbot told me to add.

what am i missing?


in the ssl_error.log i see this line when i do the command to test:

[Wed May 18 12:52:23.763857 2022] [core:debug] [pid 7607] protocol.c(1447): [client] AH00566: request failed: malformed request line
gb flag

You need to quote the domain, so the shell doesn't try and expand the asterisk in * Use -d '*' like this:

sh-3.2# certbot certonly --manual --preferred-challenges=dns --email --server --agree-tos -d '*'

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