Azure + DNS01 + Google Domain

Dear LE Community,
I have used LE before with Certbot on a dedicated server, and it works flawlessly with DNS-01 verification. I am now managing a site for large organization that uses Azure for web hosting as opposed to a dedicated server where I can CLI everything. The organization has many subdomains therefore I would like to get a wildcard cert. The DNS however is not hosted with Azure DNS, rather with Google’s domain service through G-suite. I have found quite a few plugins and tuts on how to incorporate LE inside Azure but none with the DNS-01 challenge for an external DNS provider. Has anyone accomplished this?

I know certbot has a Google DNS plugin, but the only way I can envision using it is to spin up a Linux environment on Azure which seems overkill for getting a cert every 3 months. Any thoughts?


Hi @dresch

what’s your domain name? Certbot has some dns plugins. has a lot of dns-options.

What’s the domain? What DNS service is it using, the free DNS with Google Domains, or is it using Google Cloud DNS?

The Google Domains free DNS doesn’t have a full featured API, as far as I know, and does not support automated ACME validation.

Dear all,
I didn’t realize Google Domains and Google Cloud DNS are 2 separate entities. The org I am working with has the former, which does not have an API for updating TXT records. You can update A records for DynDNS purposes with Google Domains, but not any other type.

My main question was about the Azure integration, but given that Google Domains doesn’t have an API its a moot point. It is rather shocking that of all companies Google doesn’t have an API for Google Domains even though we pay for it.


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