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Recent Let's Encrypt Outages and Issues

Follow the recent outages and downtime for Let's Encrypt in the table below.

Start Time

Type

Length

Message

Details

November 13, 2023 20:11 UTC

WARN

about 1 hour

Shortened Intermediate R3 Chain of Trust Incorrectly Enabled

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Start Time

November 13, 2023 20:11 UTC

Type WARN
Affected Components

High Assurance Datacenter 1 - acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org (Production)

High Assurance Datacenter 2 - acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org (Production)

Message

Shortened Intermediate R3 Chain of Trust Incorrectly Enabled

Details

A deployment on 9 November at 17:29 UTC incorrectly enabled the shortened chain of trust for certificates issued by our R3 intermediate, as described here:

https://community.letsencrypt.org/t/shortening-the-lets-encrypt-chain-of-trust/201580

This early change was a mistake, and is in the process of being rolled back.

September 14, 2023 23:41 UTC

MAINT

5 minutes

Urgent API Database Maintenance

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Start Time

September 14, 2023 23:41 UTC

Type MAINT
Affected Components

High Assurance Datacenter 1 - acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org (Production)

High Assurance Datacenter 2 - acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org (Production)

Message

Urgent API Database Maintenance

Details

We will be performing urgent database maintenance which will result in some ACME clients receiving timeouts for up to a 10 minute period.

August 30, 2023 21:16 UTC

MAINT

about 1 hour

Datacenter Maintenance

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Start Time

August 30, 2023 21:16 UTC

Type MAINT
Affected Components

High Assurance Datacenter 1 - acme-staging-v02.api.letsencrypt.org (Staging)

Message

Datacenter Maintenance

Details

We'll be conducting datacenter maintenance. During this maintenance, the Production ACME API will be served from Datacenter 2. Production API clients should not see any impact from this maintenance.

The Staging API will be disabled for several hours during this maintenance period.

August 30, 2023 19:41 UTC

DOWN

about 2 hours

Datacenter Maintenance

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Start Time

August 30, 2023 19:41 UTC

Type DOWN
Affected Components

High Assurance Datacenter 1 - acme-staging-v02.api.letsencrypt.org (Staging)

Message

Datacenter Maintenance

Details

We'll be conducting datacenter maintenance. During this maintenance, the Production ACME API will be served from Datacenter 2. Production API clients should not see any impact from this maintenance.

The Staging API will be disabled for several hours during this maintenance period.

August 30, 2023 18:21 UTC

MAINT

about 1 hour

Datacenter Maintenance

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Start Time

August 30, 2023 18:21 UTC

Type MAINT
Affected Components

High Assurance Datacenter 1 - acme-staging-v02.api.letsencrypt.org (Staging)

High Assurance Datacenter 1 - ocsp.staging-x1.letsencrypt.org (Staging)

High Assurance Datacenter 1 - {e1,e2,r3,r4}.o.lencr.org

High Assurance Datacenter 1 - acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org (Production)

High Assurance Datacenter 1 - ocsp.root-x1.letsencrypt.org

Message

Datacenter Maintenance

Details

We'll be conducting datacenter maintenance. During this maintenance, the Production ACME API will be served from Datacenter 2. Production API clients should not see any impact from this maintenance.

The Staging API will be disabled for several hours during this maintenance period.

2023-11-13 21:07:57 UTC UTC

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Let's Encrypt Components and Services

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Name

Status

Details

Let's Encrypt High Assurance Datacenter 1

UP See more

Let's Encrypt High Assurance Datacenter 2

UP See more

Let's Encrypt Public Data Center

UP See more

1 status change in the last 24 hours

Let's Encrypt status, last 24 hours:

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4:00 PM
10:00 PM
10:00 PM
10:00 AM
10:00 PM
  • Up: 23 hours

  • Warn: 50 minutes

  • Down: 0 minutes

  • Maintenance: 0 minutes

Let's Encrypt Outage and Status History

We've been monitoring Let's Encrypt outages since November 30, 2015.
Here's the history of service outages we've observed from the Let's Encrypt Status Page:

November 2023

October 2023

  • Up

  • Warn

  • Down

  • Maintenance

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About Our Let's Encrypt Status Page Integration

Let's Encrypt is a Security solution that StatusGator has been monitoring since November 2015. Over the past almost 8 years, we have collected data on on more than 1,562 outages that affected Let's Encrypt users. When Let's Encrypt publishes downtime on their status page, they do so across 11 components and 3 groups using 4 different statuses: up, warn, down, and maintenance which we use to provide granular uptime metrics and notifications.

More than 400 StatusGator users monitor Let's Encrypt to get notified when it's down, is under maintenance, or has an outage. This makes it one of the most popular security services monitored on our platform. We've sent more than 53,600 notifications to our users about Let's Encrypt incidents, providing transparency and peace of mind. You can get alerts by signing up for a free StatusGator account.

If Let's Encrypt is having system outages or experiencing other critical issues, red down notifications appear on the status page. In most cases, it means that core functions are not working properly, or there is some other serious customer-impacting event underway.

Warn notifications are used when Let's Encrypt is undergoing a non-critical issue like minor service issues, performance degradation, non-core bugs, capacity issues, or problems affecting a small number of users.

Let's Encrypt posts separate notifications for planned maintenance work. StatusGator will notify subscribers when Let's Encrypt enters a pre-planned maintenance window, keeping you up to date.

Let's Encrypt does not publish a feed of proactive maintenance events on their status page at this time. If they do, be sure to let us know and we'll aggregate Let's Encrypt maintenance events into your unified calendar.

When Let's Encrypt posts issues on their status page, we collect the main headline message and include that brief information or overview in notifications to StatusGator subscribers.

When Let's Encrypt has outages or other service-impacting events on their status page, we pull down the detailed informational updates and include them in notifications. These messages often include the current details about how the problem is being mitigated, or when the next update will occur.

Because Let's Encrypt has several components, each with their individual statuses, StatusGator can differentiate the status of each component in our notifications to you. This means, you can filter your status page notifications based on the services, regions, or components you utilize. This is an essential feature for complex services with many components or services spread out across many regions.

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Let's Encrypt status page says the service is up, but I'm having issues. What's wrong?

There may be several reasons for that:

  • An outage that hasn't been communicated yet via the Let's Encrypt status page.
  • Some local issues with a small group of accounts on the service side.
  • Technical issues on your side, or problems with your software or ISP.
  • A misconfiguration on your side.

We recommend contacting Let's Encrypt customer support while checking everything on your side. You can also try Tweeting at them via @letsencrypt on Twitter. Or visit their official status page or website:

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