Debugging Issues With cert-manager

If you’re using cert-manager to get a Let’s Encrypt certificate for your Kubernetes cluster and running into issues, you can do the following to see what might be going on:

Check Status of Challenge

First, check the status of the certificate:

You’ll see something that says something like Created new CertificateRequest resource “tls-secret-1764787185”. Run the following to get more information:

This command will provide the ID of an order, so use a similiar command:

Finally, you will get a Challenge to view:

View Logs

If the above isn’t helping, you can view the logs: