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My domain is: vicimus.me
I ran this command: certbot certonly --manual --manual-auth-hook ‘/data/prod/acme-dns/acme-dns-certbot-hook -config /data/prod/nginx/certbot/vicimus-me.json’ --preferred-challenges dns -d *.vicimus.me
It produced this output: To be honest I tried so many things I don’t even know what direction to go in now.
I have 2 web servers on aws that point to a /data drive on glusterFS where I load my webcontent. Originally I had certbot running in docker but now I would like to have it run on a standalone machine where the certs will be able to auto renew.
I spent a few days trying to get acme-dns to work because I read that godaddy does not have a dns pluggin and my employer has many domains there. At this point I would like to resolve in the easiest way possible.
My web server is (include version): Nginx
The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 18
My hosting provider, if applicable, is: AWS
I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know): yes
I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel): No
The version of my client is (e.g. output of
certbot --version or
certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot): 0.31.0
Since you mentioned GoDaddy DNS, you could try to use GoDaddy DNS API (if you have access to it) and use manual auth hook to update DNS records.
Here’s a tutorial from search engine that might help you archieve the need (Since i don’t have a GoDaddy registered domain, i’m not sure if that’ll work or not):
Also, the domain you are using is using route53 as DNS hosting, you could use https://github.com/certbot/certbot/tree/master/certbot-dns-route53 to manage records and complete validations.
P.S. You could use CNAME records to CNAME _acme-challenge.domain.tld to a domain that you could automate. (For example, CNAME
dm-acme.vicimus.me and add TXT records to
I am exploring both of these options. Thank you.
Also will I need to change the configs for the certs to support auto renewal?
If so, do you know of any documentation that provides a walk-thru?
If your scripts (the auth-hook and clean-up hook) are specified, and you've set the server to autoreload when renewal is done, you are fine.
where can I find an example of a --manual-auth script to work with the dns challenge. I seen one that was written for the webroot option. I tried to modify but not sucessful.
I am giving the dns-route53 a test and pointing to the current config folder. I was wondering if any of the following in my cert-domain.conf needs to be changed? I already have an account from doing the process manually when it was setup with docker. Should I dis-regard the account info and just try to get a new cert… what is the recommended way?
renew_before_expiry = 30 days
version = 0.29.1
archive_dir = /data/prod/nginx/letsencrypt/archive/example.com
cert = /data/prod/nginx/letsencrypt/live/example.com/cert.pem
privkey = /data/prod/nginx/letsencrypt/live/example.com/privkey.pem
chain = /data/prod/nginx/letsencrypt/live/example.com/chain.pem
fullchain = /data/prod/nginx/letsencrypt/live/example.com/fullchain.pem
Options used in the renewal process
authenticator = manual
account = xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
pref_challs = dns-01,
manual_public_ip_logging_ok = True
server = https://acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/directory
certbot renew --dns-route53 --config-dir /data/prod/nginx/letsencrypt/
I’m still not sure what to do in a nutshell.
if you use dns-route53, you shouldn't need an additional --manual-auth script. dns-route53 should do that.
I have some domains with route53 and others with godaddy
I am using one domain with route53 for testing
If you want to try the GoDaddy DNS script, please see response #4.
You might need to modify the script to comply with the latest GoDaddy DNS API (it might also working fine however)
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