AutoSSL - passing /.well-known/ folder through?

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Problem to solve

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AutoSSL failure, not sure how to ask gitlab to pass certain folder requests through to the server disk. Want to pass requests to the folder /.well-known/ through. Ran into this issue every 12 months but can’t remember how I fixed it last time. I think I essentially disabled or uninstalled gitlab to run autossl then re-enabled after.

Perhaps is related to no http requests allowed or autoredirect to https, but how to write an automated exemption for this one request

  • What are you seeing, and how does that differ from what you expect to see?

Expected gitlab to pass request through and retrieve the file from the /.well-known. folder

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:no_entry: (checked on Mar 21, 2024 at 1:57:05 PM UTC)

DNS DCV: No local authority: “”; HTTP DCV: “” does not resolve to any IP addresses on the internet.

:no_entry: (checked on Mar 21, 2024 at 1:57:05 PM UTC)

DNS DCV: No local authority: “”; HTTP DCV: The system queried for a temporary file at “”, but the web server responded with the following error: 404 (Not Found). A DNS (Domain Name System) or web server misconfiguration may exist.

Steps to reproduce

Try to access folder at /.well-known/

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