acme_challenge_cert_helper – Prepare certificates required for ACME challenges such as tls-alpn-01

New in version 2.7.

Synopsis

  • Prepares certificates for ACME challenges such as tls-alpn-01.
  • The raw data is provided by the acme_certificate module, and needs to be converted to a certificate to be used for challenge validation. This module provides a simple way to generate the required certificates.
  • The tls-alpn-01 implementation is based on the draft-05 version of the specification.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • cryptography >= 1.3

Parameters

Parameter Choices/Defaults Comments
challenge
string / required
    Choices:
  • tls-alpn-01
The challenge type.
challenge_data
dictionary / required
The challenge_data entry provided by acme_certificate for the challenge.
private_key_content
string
Content of the private key to use for this challenge certificate.
Mutually exclusive with private_key_src.
private_key_src
path
Path to a file containing the private key file to use for this challenge certificate.
Mutually exclusive with private_key_content.

See Also

See also

Automatic Certificate Management Environment (ACME)
The specification of the ACME protocol (RFC 8555).
ACME TLS ALPN Challenge Extension
The current draft specification of the tls-alpn-01 challenge.

Examples

- name: Create challenges for a given CRT for sample.com
  acme_certificate:
    account_key_src: /etc/pki/cert/private/account.key
    challenge: tls-alpn-01
    csr: /etc/pki/cert/csr/sample.com.csr
    dest: /etc/httpd/ssl/sample.com.crt
  register: sample_com_challenge

- name: Create certificates for challenges
  acme_challenge_cert_helper:
    challenge: tls-alpn-01
    challenge_data: "{{ item.value['tls-alpn-01'] }}"
    private_key_src: /etc/pki/cert/key/sample.com.key
  loop: "{{ sample_com_challenge.challenge_data | dictsort }}"
  register: sample_com_challenge_certs

- name: Install challenge certificates
  # We need to set up HTTPS such that for the domain,
  # regular_certificate is delivered for regular connections,
  # except if ALPN selects the "acme-tls/1"; then, the
  # challenge_certificate must be delivered.
  # This can for example be achieved with very new versions
  # of NGINX; search for ssl_preread and
  # ssl_preread_alpn_protocols for information on how to
  # route by ALPN protocol.
  ...:
    domain: "{{ item.domain }}"
    challenge_certificate: "{{ item.challenge_certificate }}"
    regular_certificate: "{{ item.regular_certificate }}"
    private_key: /etc/pki/cert/key/sample.com.key
  loop: "{{ sample_com_challenge_certs.results }}"

- name: Create certificate for a given CSR for sample.com
  acme_certificate:
    account_key_src: /etc/pki/cert/private/account.key
    challenge: tls-alpn-01
    csr: /etc/pki/cert/csr/sample.com.csr
    dest: /etc/httpd/ssl/sample.com.crt
    data: "{{ sample_com_challenge }}"

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key Returned Description
challenge_certificate
string
always
The challenge certificate in PEM format.

domain
string
always
The domain the challenge is for. The certificate should be provided if this is specified in the request's the Host header.

identifier
string
added in 2.8
always
The identifier for the actual resource. Will be a domain name if the type is dns, or an IP address if the type is ip.

identifier_type
string
added in 2.8
always
The identifier type for the actual resource identifier. Will be dns or ip.

regular_certificate
string
always
A self-signed certificate for the challenge domain.
If no existing certificate exists, can be used to set-up https in the first place if that is needed for providing the challenge.



Status

Authors

  • Felix Fontein (@felixfontein)

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