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Hetzner DNS Authenticator plugin for Certbot

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Hetzner DNS Authenticator certbot plugin

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This certbot plugin automates the process of completing a dns-01 challenge by creating, and subsequently removing, TXT records using the Hetzner DNS API.


Install this package via pip in the same python environment where you installed your certbot.

pip install certbot-dns-hetzner


To start using DNS authentication for the Hetzner DNS API, pass the following arguments on certbot's command line:

Option Description
--authenticator dns-hetzner select the authenticator plugin (Required)
--dns-hetzner-credentials Hetzner DNS API credentials INI file. (Required)
--dns-hetzner-propagation-seconds Seconds to wait for the TXT record to propagate


From the hetzner DNS control panel at go to "API Tokens" and add a personal access token.

An example credentials.ini file:

dns_hetzner_api_token = nohnah4zoo9Kiejee9aGh0thoopee2sa


To acquire a certificate for

certbot certonly \\
 --authenticator dns-hetzner \\
 --dns-hetzner-credentials /path/to/my/hetzner.ini \\

To acquire a certificate for *

   certbot certonly \\
     --authenticator dns-hetzner \\
     --dns-hetzner-credentials /path/to/my/hetzner.ini \\
     -d '*'

Thanks to

Of course certbot, which examples and documentation I used to implement this plugin. And to which served as an excellent example and README template as well.

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