Certificate lifecycle automation guides

CertCentral automation is designed to be flexible and scalable.

For general information about the automation service:


Automation deployment options

How do you want to automate your certificate management?

CertCentral managed automation

To learn about the CertCentral managed automation solution:

Choose this option for:

  • Scalable and centralized management in CertCentral.
  • Easy installation and configuration with built-in ACME client.
  • Automatic ACME client software updates.
  • Flexibility to use with custom applications.
  • Automation profiles and policy management.
  • Automatic renewal at the end of the validity period.
  • Automatic validation that certificate was received and installed.
  • API integration.

Use a third-party ACME client

To learn about using a third-party ACME client for automation of DigiCert certificates:

Choose this option for:

  • Your own ACME client already installed and configured.
  • Limited deployment scale that allows you to manage all your endpoints one-by-one.
  • Automation actions initiated locally on each certificate host.
  • Ability to automate certificates from the local command-line interface (CLI).

If you need help or to report errors related to CertCentral automation, contact Support.

To learn more: