Set up ACME automation for a web server

Install and configure an ACME automation agent on endpoint servers and point-of-service devices

Automating certificate requests on dedicated hosts, such as web servers or point-of-service devices, requires a CertCentral ACME automation agent on the host.

Before you begin

  • Check automation service requirements to make sure CertCentral automation supports your endpoint device.
  • Connect to the cloud.
    • If the host communicates directly with the cloud, you only need an agent.
    • If the host communicates via proxy and you already have one configured, you only need an agent.
    • If the host communicates via proxy and you already have a CertCentral sensor that can reach the host, you only need an agent.
    • If the host communicates via proxy and you do not have a sensor set up, you will need to install a sensor and an agent.

Steps

Download the installers

  1. Go to Automation > Manage automation.

  2. Select Add automation.

  3. Select ACME automation.

  4. On the Set up automation page, under the web servers section, select Set up an agent.

  5. Choose the appropriate option for cloud communication.

  6. Choose the software for your host’s operating system.

Install a sensor (optional communication proxy)

  • If the host communicates directly with the cloud, or you already have a proxy or CertCentral sensor set up to act as a proxy, skip this step.
  • If you need to set up a proxy for this host, install a sensor.

Install and activate the agent

Configure the agent

  1. Go to Automation > Manage automation.

  2. Select the name of the agent you just installed.

  3. Enable SNI and specify the domain names you want to automate (optional).

  4. Find the IP/ports that you want to automate.

  5. Specify the applications on the IP/port and select Save.