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F5 BIG-IP plugin for Certbot

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see certbot rquirements:

  • F5
    • LE Chain needs to be at /Common/chain_Letsencrypt and in every other folder that uses this plugin. ( f.e.: /Internal/chain_Letsencrypt) At the moment, the plugin checks if a corresponding certificate/chain is located in the same partition/folder as the profile that uses it This is eligible to change in future versions
    • clientssl profile needs to be attached to the virtual server (DOMAIN_clientssl) At the moment, the plugin only updates the client profile but does not attach it to the virtual server



    --certbot-bigip:bigip-username            Username for F5 Connection
    --certbot-bigip:bigip-password            Password for F5 Connection
    --certbot-bigip:bigip-partition           Partition the Virtual Server is configured on
    --certbot-bigip:bigip-clientssl-parent    Parent Profile for new client SSL profile
    --certbot-bigip:bigip-vs-list             List of virtual servers, the certificate shoudl be used for
    --certbot-bigip:bigip-device-group        Big IP device group for synchronization
    --certbot-bigip:bigip-iapp                IApp, if any, the virtual server is part of


  certbot --non-interactive --expand --email '' --agree-tos \
        -a certbot-bigip:bigip -i certbot-bigip:bigip \
        -d '' \
        --certbot-bigip:bigip-list 'example-f5.local,example-f5-ha.local' \
        --certbot-bigip:bigip-username 'user' \
        --certbot-bigip:bigip-password 'secret' \
        --certbot-bigip:bigip-partition 'internal' \
        --certbot-bigip:bigip-clientssl-parent '/Common/parent_clientssl' \
        --certbot-bigip:bigip-vs-list '/internal/' \
        --certbot-bigip:bigip-device-group 'fail-sync' \
        --certbot-bigip:bigip-iapp '/internal/'


If you find errors please add a ticket If you fix errors please create a new branch and then a merge request

  • to the master branch if it is a bugfix
  • to the development branch if it is a feature


docker run --volume $PWD:/src -it sh

#in container:
/src/python develop

use the docker image for local development


docker run --volume $PWD:/src -it sh

# in container run
export BIGIP_USERNAME=myusername
export BIGIP_PASSWORD=myPassword


to release a version on pypi tag a commit on the master branch like this "v1.0.3"

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