This module has been moved to voxpupuli/letsencrypt

David Danzilio



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  • 999.999.999 (latest)
  • 1.0.0
  • 0.4.0
  • 0.3.2
  • 0.3.1
  • 0.3.0
  • 0.2.0
  • 0.1.0
released Dec 20th 2016
This version is compatible with:
  • Puppet Enterprise 2021.1.x, 2021.0.x, 2019.8.x, 2019.7.x, 2019.5.x, 2019.4.x, 2019.3.x, 2019.2.x, 2019.1.x, 2019.0.x, 2018.1.x, 2017.3.x, 2017.2.x, 2017.1.x, 2016.5.x, 2016.4.x
  • Puppet >= 3.4.0
  • CentOS

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danzilio/letsencrypt — version 999.999.999 Dec 20th 2016


This module has been donated to Vox Pupuli and can be found at https://github.com/voxpupuli/puppet-letsencrypt.

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This module installs the Let's Encrypt client from source and allows you to request certificates.


This module requires Puppet >= 3.4. and is currently only written to work on Debian and RedHat based operating systems, although it may work on others.


On EL (Red Hat, CentOS etc.) systems, the EPEL repository needs to be enabled for the Let's Encrypt client package.

The module can integrate with stahnma/epel to set up the repo by setting the configure_epel parameter to true (the default for RedHat) and installing the module.


To install the Let's Encrypt client with the default configuration settings you must provide your email address to register with the Let's Encrypt servers:

class { ::letsencrypt:
  email => 'foo@example.com',

If using EL7 without EPEL-preconfigured, add configure_epel:

class { ::letsencrypt:
  configure_epel => true,
  email          => 'foo@example.com',

(If you manage epel some other way, disable it with configure_epel => false.)

This will install the Let's Encrypt client and its dependencies, agree to the Terms of Service, initialize the client, and install a configuration file for the client.

Alternatively, you can specify your email address in the $config hash:

class { ::letsencrypt:
  config => {
    email  => 'foo@example.com',
    server => 'https://acme-v01.api.letsencrypt.org/directory',

During testing, you probably want to direct to the staging server instead with server => 'https://acme-staging.api.letsencrypt.org/directory'

If you don't wish to provide your email address, you can set the unsafe_registration parameter to true (this is not recommended):

class { ::letsencrypt:
  unsafe_registration => true,

To request a certificate for foo.example.com using the certonly installer and the standalone authenticator:

letsencrypt::certonly { 'foo.example.com': }

To request a certificate for foo.example.com and bar.example.com with the certonly installer and the apache authenticator:

letsencrypt::certonly { 'foo':
  domains => ['foo.example.com', 'bar.example.com'],
  plugin  => 'apache',

To request a certificate using the webroot plugin, the paths to the webroots for all domains must be given through webroot_paths. If domains and webroot_paths are not the same length, the last webroot_paths element will be used for all subsequent domains.

letsencrypt::certonly { 'foo':
  domains       => ['foo.example.com', 'bar.example.com'],
  plugin        => 'webroot',
  webroot_paths => ['/var/www/foo', '/var/www/bar'],

If you need to pass a command line flag to the letsencrypt-auto command that is not supported natively by this module, you can use the additional_args parameter to pass those arguments:

letsencrypt::certonly { 'foo':
  domains         => ['foo.example.com', 'bar.example.com'],
  plugin          => 'apache',
  additional_args => ['--foo bar', '--baz quuz'],

To automatically renew a certificate, you can pass the manage_cron parameter. You can optionally add a shell command to be run on success using the cron_success_command parameter.

letsencrypt::certonly { 'foo':
  domains => ['foo.example.com', 'bar.example.com'],
  manage_cron => true,
  cron_success_command => '/bin/systemctl reload nginx.service',


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