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Automatic SSL certificates from Let's Encrypt for Django projects

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Django Autocert is a Django app to automatically obtain and renew X.509 (i.e. TLS or SSL) certificates from Let’s Encrypt or other certificate authorities that support the ACME protocol.


  • Django >=1.8

  • django.contrib.sites in your INSTALLED_APPS


  1. pip install django-autocert

  2. Add autocert to INSTALLED_APPS

  3. Add autocert.middleware.AcmeChallengeMiddleware to MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES, ahead of if it’s present.

  4. ./ migrate

Further Installation Notes

django-autocert requires cryptography which has platform-specific installation requirements for Linux and macOS:

Debian and Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install build-essential libssl-dev libffi-dev python-dev


sudo yum install gcc libffi-devel python-devel openssl-devel


brew install openssl env LDFLAGS="-L$(brew --prefix openssl)/lib" CFLAGS="-I$(brew --prefix openssl)/include" pip install cryptography


django-autocert is MIT licensed


Patrick Farrell @farrepa on Github and Twitter

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