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GleSYS DNS authentication plugin for Certbot

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GleSYS DNS Authenticator for Certbot

This allows automatic completion of Certbot’s DNS01 challange for domains managed on GleSYS DNS.


$ pip install certbot-glesys


Create an API key with the following permissions:

  • domain:list
  • domain:listrecords
  • domain:addrecord
  • domain:deleterecord

Don’t forget to give access to the appropriate IP-address range. If you want to be able to run the client from anywhere, enter

To use the authenticator you need to provide some required options:

--certbot-glesys:auth-credentials (required)
INI file with user and password for your GlesSYS API user.

The credentials file must have the following format:

certbot_glesys:auth_user = CL00000
certbot_glesys:auth_password = apikeygoeshere

For safety reasons the file must not be world readable. You can solve this by running:

$ chmod 600 credentials.ini

Then you can run certbot using:

$ certbot certonly \
    --authenticator certbot-glesys:auth \
    --certbot-glesys:auth-credentials credentials.ini \

If you want to obtain a wildcard certificate you can use the --server flag and the domain -d *


This plugin is neither affiliated with nor endorsed by GleSYS Internet Services AB.


Version 0.2.0

Released on 23rd April 2018

This is a breaking change since it requires the domain:list permission.

  • Added proper support for sub domain guessing, pull request #4 (@Lillecarl)

Version 0.1.1

Released on 15th March, 2018

  • Bumped default propagation time to 90 seconds to improve reliability
  • Fixed wrong base url in GlesysDomainApiClient, pull request #2 (@montaniasystemab)

Version 0.1.0

Released on 30th September, 2017

  • Initial release

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