Can not start bitwarden because of Letsencrypt error

After the installation of Bitwarden i am trying to start but it throws an Letsencrypt error

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docker.io/certbot/certbot:latest


Processing /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/bitwarden.mydomainhere.com.conf


Saving debug log to /etc/letsencrypt/logs/letsencrypt.log
Renewal configuration file /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/bitwarden.mydomainhere.com.conf is broken.
The error was: target /root/bwdata/letsencrypt/archive/bitwarden.mydomainhere.com/cert1.pem of symlink /etc/letsencrypt/live/bitwarden.mydomainhere.com/cert.pem does not exist
Skipping.
0 renew failure(s), 1 parse failure(s)
Ask for help or search for solutions at https://community.letsencrypt.org. See the logfile /etc/letsencrypt/logs/letsencrypt.log or re-run Certbot with -v for more details.


No renewals were attempted.

Additionally, the following renewal configurations were invalid:
/etc/letsencrypt/renewal/bitwarden.mydomainhere.com.conf (parsefail)

although the files are Symlink

lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 65 4. Apr 08:11 cert.pem → /root/bwdata/letsencrypt/archive/bitwarden.mydomainhere.com/cert1.pem
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 66 4. Apr 08:12 chain.pem → /root/bwdata/letsencrypt/archive/bitwarden.mydomainhere.com/chain1.pem
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 70 4. Apr 08:12 fullchain.pem → /root/bwdata/letsencrypt/archive/bitwarden.mydomainhere.com/fullchain1.pem
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 68 4. Apr 08:12 privkey.pem → /root/bwdata/letsencrypt/archive/bitwarden.mydomainhere.com/privkey1.pem

Following is the log:

cat ~/bwdata/letsencrypt/logs/letsencrypt.log

2022-04-04 12:07:06,569:DEBUG:certbot._internal.main:certbot version: 1.25.0
2022-04-04 12:07:06,569:DEBUG:certbot._internal.main:Location of certbot entry point: /usr/local/bin/certbot
2022-04-04 12:07:06,569:DEBUG:certbot._internal.main:Arguments: [’–logs-dir’, ‘/etc/letsencrypt/logs’]
2022-04-04 12:07:06,569:DEBUG:certbot._internal.main:Discovered plugins: PluginsRegistry(PluginEntryPoint#manual,PluginEntryPoint#null,PluginEntryPoint#standalone,PluginEntryPoint#webroot)
2022-04-04 12:07:06,581:DEBUG:certbot._internal.log:Root logging level set at 30
2022-04-04 12:07:06,582:DEBUG:certbot._internal.display.obj:Notifying user: Processing /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/bitwarden.mydomainhere.com.conf
2022-04-04 12:07:06,582:ERROR:certbot._internal.renewal:Renewal configuration file /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/bitwarden.mydomainhere.com.conf is broken.
2022-04-04 12:07:06,582:ERROR:certbot._internal.renewal:The error was: target /root/bwdata/letsencrypt/archive/bitwarden.mydomainhere.com/cert1.pem of symlink /etc/letsencrypt/live/bitwarden.mydomainhere.com/cert.pem does not exist
Skipping.
2022-04-04 12:07:06,583:DEBUG:certbot._internal.renewal:Traceback was:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/opt/certbot/src/certbot/certbot/_internal/renewal.py”, line 77, in _reconstitute
renewal_candidate = storage.RenewableCert(full_path, config)
File “/opt/certbot/src/certbot/certbot/_internal/storage.py”, line 504, in init
self._check_symlinks()
File “/opt/certbot/src/certbot/certbot/_internal/storage.py”, line 581, in _check_symlinks
raise errors.CertStorageError("target {0} of symlink {1} does "
certbot.errors.CertStorageError: target /root/bwdata/letsencrypt/archive/bitwarden.mydomainhere.com/cert1.pem of symlink /etc/letsencrypt/live/bitwarden.mydomainhere.com/cert.pem does not exist

2022-04-04 12:07:06,583:DEBUG:certbot._internal.display.obj:Notifying user:


2022-04-04 12:07:06,583:DEBUG:certbot._internal.display.obj:Notifying user: No renewals were attempted.
2022-04-04 12:07:06,583:DEBUG:certbot._internal.display.obj:Notifying user:
Additionally, the following renewal configurations were invalid:
2022-04-04 12:07:06,583:DEBUG:certbot._internal.display.obj:Notifying user: /etc/letsencrypt/renewal/bitwarden.mydomainhere.com.conf (parsefail)
2022-04-04 12:07:06,583:DEBUG:certbot._internal.display.obj:Notifying user: - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
2022-04-04 12:07:06,583:DEBUG:certbot._internal.log:Exiting abnormally:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/local/bin/certbot”, line 33, in
sys.exit(load_entry_point(‘certbot’, ‘console_scripts’, ‘certbot’)())
File “/opt/certbot/src/certbot/certbot/main.py”, line 19, in main
return internal_main.main(cli_args)
File “/opt/certbot/src/certbot/certbot/_internal/main.py”, line 1715, in main
return config.func(config, plugins)
File “/opt/certbot/src/certbot/certbot/_internal/main.py”, line 1601, in renew
renewal.handle_renewal_request(config)
File “/opt/certbot/src/certbot/certbot/_internal/renewal.py”, line 510, in handle_renewal_request
raise errors.Error(
certbot.errors.Error: 0 renew failure(s), 1 parse failure(s)
2022-04-04 12:07:06,584:ERROR:certbot._internal.log:0 renew failure(s), 1 parse failure(s)

Any body have an idea where the problem is ?

Hi @Malik - welcome to the community forums! And I am very sorry to hear about your issues installing Bitwarden server.

Can you tell us which version of BW server you are trying to install as well as which install script you are using? Also, what kind of device are you installing to (e.g., Windows PC, Linux PC, etc.). With a bit more information, perhaps someone here can help. Cheers!

The script i followed is from official Bitwarden website

Following is the information
Operating System: Alma Linux 8.5
bitwarden.sh version 1.47.1
Docker version 20.10.14, build a224086
docker-compose version 1.29.2, build 5becea4c