community.crypto.acme_certificate_revoke module – Revoke certificates with the ACME protocol

Note

This module is part of the community.crypto collection (version 2.5.0).

You might already have this collection installed if you are using the ansible package. It is not included in ansible-core. To check whether it is installed, run ansible-galaxy collection list.

To install it, use: ansible-galaxy collection install community.crypto.

To use it in a playbook, specify: community.crypto.acme_certificate_revoke.

Synopsis

Requirements

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

Parameters

Parameter

Comments

account_key_content

string

Content of the ACME account RSA or Elliptic Curve key.

Note that exactly one of account_key_src, account_key_content, private_key_src or private_key_content must be specified.

Warning: the content will be written into a temporary file, which will be deleted by Ansible when the module completes. Since this is an important private key — it can be used to change the account key, or to revoke your certificates without knowing their private keys —, this might not be acceptable.

In case cryptography is used, the content is not written into a temporary file. It can still happen that it is written to disk by Ansible in the process of moving the module with its argument to the node where it is executed.

account_key_passphrase

string

added in 1.6.0 of community.crypto

Phassphrase to use to decode the account key.

Note: this is not supported by the openssl backend, only by the cryptography backend.

account_key_src

aliases: account_key

path

Path to a file containing the ACME account RSA or Elliptic Curve key.

RSA keys can be created with openssl rsa .... Elliptic curve keys can be created with openssl ecparam -genkey .... Any other tool creating private keys in PEM format can be used as well.

Mutually exclusive with account_key_content.

Required if account_key_content is not used.

account_uri

string

If specified, assumes that the account URI is as given. If the account key does not match this account, or an account with this URI does not exist, the module fails.

acme_directory

string / required

The ACME directory to use. This is the entry point URL to access the ACME CA server API.

For safety reasons the default is set to the Let’s Encrypt staging server (for the ACME v1 protocol). This will create technically correct, but untrusted certificates.

For Let’s Encrypt, all staging endpoints can be found here: https://letsencrypt.org/docs/staging-environment/. For Buypass, all endpoints can be found here: https://community.buypass.com/t/63d4ay/buypass-go-ssl-endpoints

For Let’s Encrypt, the production directory URL for ACME v2 is https://acme-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/directory.

For Buypass, the production directory URL for ACME v2 and v1 is https://api.buypass.com/acme/directory.

For ZeroSSL, the production directory URL for ACME v2 is https://acme.zerossl.com/v2/DV90.

For Sectigo, the production directory URL for ACME v2 is https://acme-qa.secure.trust-provider.com/v2/DV.

The notes for this module contain a list of ACME services this module has been tested against.

acme_version

integer / required

The ACME version of the endpoint.

Must be 1 for the classic Let’s Encrypt and Buypass ACME endpoints, or 2 for standardized ACME v2 endpoints.

The value 1 is deprecated since community.crypto 2.0.0 and will be removed from community.crypto 3.0.0.

Choices:

  • 1

  • 2

certificate

path / required

Path to the certificate to revoke.

private_key_content

string

Content of the certificate’s private key.

Note that exactly one of account_key_src, account_key_content, private_key_src or private_key_content must be specified.

Warning: the content will be written into a temporary file, which will be deleted by Ansible when the module completes. Since this is an important private key — it can be used to change the account key, or to revoke your certificates without knowing their private keys —, this might not be acceptable.

In case cryptography is used, the content is not written into a temporary file. It can still happen that it is written to disk by Ansible in the process of moving the module with its argument to the node where it is executed.

private_key_passphrase

string

added in 1.6.0 of community.crypto

Phassphrase to use to decode the certificate’s private key.

Note: this is not supported by the openssl backend, only by the cryptography backend.

private_key_src

path

Path to the certificate’s private key.

Note that exactly one of account_key_src, account_key_content, private_key_src or private_key_content must be specified.

request_timeout

integer

added in 2.3.0 of community.crypto

The time Ansible should wait for a response from the ACME API.

This timeout is applied to all HTTP(S) requests (HEAD, GET, POST).

Default: 10

revoke_reason

integer

One of the revocation reasonCodes defined in Section 5.3.1 of RFC5280.

Possible values are 0 (unspecified), 1 (keyCompromise), 2 (cACompromise), 3 (affiliationChanged), 4 (superseded), 5 (cessationOfOperation), 6 (certificateHold), 8 (removeFromCRL), 9 (privilegeWithdrawn), 10 (aACompromise).

select_crypto_backend

string

Determines which crypto backend to use.

The default choice is auto, which tries to use cryptography if available, and falls back to openssl.

If set to openssl, will try to use the openssl binary.

If set to cryptography, will try to use the cryptography library.

Choices:

  • auto ← (default)

  • cryptography

  • openssl

validate_certs

boolean

Whether calls to the ACME directory will validate TLS certificates.

Warning: Should only ever be set to no for testing purposes, for example when testing against a local Pebble server.

Choices:

  • no

  • yes ← (default)

Notes

Note

  • Exactly one of account_key_src, account_key_content, private_key_src or private_key_content must be specified.

  • Trying to revoke an already revoked certificate should result in an unchanged status, even if the revocation reason was different than the one specified here. Also, depending on the server, it can happen that some other error is returned if the certificate has already been revoked.

  • Does not support check_mode.

  • If a new enough version of the cryptography library is available (see Requirements for details), it will be used instead of the openssl binary. This can be explicitly disabled or enabled with the select_crypto_backend option. Note that using the openssl binary will be slower and less secure, as private key contents always have to be stored on disk (see account_key_content).

  • Although the defaults are chosen so that the module can be used with the Let’s Encrypt CA, the module can in principle be used with any CA providing an ACME endpoint, such as Buypass Go SSL.

  • So far, the ACME modules have only been tested by the developers against Let’s Encrypt (staging and production), Buypass (staging and production), ZeroSSL (production), and Pebble testing server. We have got community feedback that they also work with Sectigo ACME Service for InCommon. If you experience problems with another ACME server, please create an issue to help us supporting it. Feedback that an ACME server not mentioned does work is also appreciated.

See Also

See also

The Let’s Encrypt documentation

Documentation for the Let’s Encrypt Certification Authority. Provides useful information for example on rate limits.

Automatic Certificate Management Environment (ACME)

The specification of the ACME protocol (RFC 8555).

community.crypto.acme_inspect

Allows to debug problems.

Examples

- name: Revoke certificate with account key
  community.crypto.acme_certificate_revoke:
    account_key_src: /etc/pki/cert/private/account.key
    certificate: /etc/httpd/ssl/sample.com.crt

- name: Revoke certificate with certificate's private key
  community.crypto.acme_certificate_revoke:
    private_key_src: /etc/httpd/ssl/sample.com.key
    certificate: /etc/httpd/ssl/sample.com.crt

Authors

  • Felix Fontein (@felixfontein)