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nextlayer DNS Authenticator plugin for Certbot

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next layer DNS Authenticator plugin for Certbot.

This plugin is built from the ground up and follows the development style and life-cycle of other certbot-dns-* plugins found in the Official Certbot Repository.


pip install --upgrade certbot # optional
pip install certbot-dns-nextlayer


$ certbot plugins --text

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* dns-nextlayer
Description: Obtain certificates using a DNS TXT record by using the nextlayer
dns api.
Interfaces: IAuthenticator, IPlugin
Entry point: dns-nextlayer = certbot_dns_nextlayer.dns_nextlayer:Authenticator



The credentials file e.g. ~/nldns-credentials.ini should look like this:



Example command

certbot certonly --authenticator dns-nextlayer --dns-nextlayer-credentials=~/nldns-credentials.ini -d

Zone detection method

We've added the configuration parameter --dns-nextlayer-method to select the way our certbot plugin determines the correct zone to add the record to. Currently there are 3 options you can choose from.


This is the default method.
It tries to determine the zone intelligently by extracting the TLD and re-adding the first level.



This method just removes the first level of the requested domain.



This method does what it's called. No magic.


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