Certbot/Letsencrypt authenticator IP addresses


#1

I have a Server behind a firewall appliance I’d like to enable SSL on. The Server is only available to a select few IP addresses externally. What IP address range(s) do I need to add to the access lists on my firewall to allow Certbot/LE to authenticate for renewals? I saw 66.133.109.36 in one of the apache logs on a different computer.


#2

Hi @rgould,

You should not use a validation method that requires an inbound connection in this case, because the validation IP addresses may change frequently in order to be deliberately unpredictable. Please see


The validation method that doesn’t require an inbound connection to your server is the DNS-01 method, which requires you to create a specified DNS TXT record in your domain’s DNS zone.


#3

Great, thanks. I’ll see if that works for me.


#4

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