Install and activate an ACME automation agent using a proxy server for communications

For automation to run successfully, the ACME automation agent must be able to communicate with the CertCentral cloud service to communicate with Automation in your CertCentral account.

Proxy server

If you plan to install the ACME automation agent on a server that requires a proxy server to communicate outside your network, you will need to configure the ACME automation agent to use the proxy server.

Before you begin

To learn more about ACME automation, including system requirements and installers, see Set up ACME automation for a web server.

Windows: Install and activate the AMCE automation agent using a proxy server

  1. In CertCentral, in the left main menu, go to Automation > Manage Automation.

  2. On the Manage automation page, select Add automation.

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

  4. Under Yes, my server can be reached directly, select Yes.

  5. Under Windows, select Download to download the automation agent.

  6. Save the zip file to your computer, making sure to note the location.

  7. Extract the contents of the zip file and run the DigiCert CertCentral Agent executable.

  8. In the setup wizard, follow the instructions to install the agent on the certificate host.

After the agent is installed, the setup wizard immediately displays the activation screen.

  1. Select My own proxy server, to connect the certificate host with the cloud using your own proxy.

  2. Provide the proxy details:

    • Proxy Host: IP address used by the agent to communicate.
    • Proxy Port: An open and accessible port.
  3. If the proxy setup requires login, provide the credentials.

  4. Sign in with your CertCentral account credentials.

  5. Select the division that owns or manages this host device.

  6. Create a custom friendly name for this agent and activate the agent.

  7. On the final page of the wizard, enable Start DigiCert CertCentral Agent Service to complete the process.

Linux: Install and activate the ACME automation agent using a proxy

  1. In CertCentral, in the left main menu, go to Automation > Manage Automation.

  2. On the Manage automation page, select Add automation.

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

  4. Under Yes, my server can be reached directly, select Yes.

  5. Under Linux, select Download to download the automation agent.

  6. Save the zip file to your computer, making sure to note the location.

  7. Unzip and run start-cc-agent.sh on the certificate host.

  8. Follow the instructions in the installer by providing your CertCentral account credentials.

  9. Select the communication method as “My own proxy server”.

  10. Provide your Proxy credentials (if any).

  11. Add your Proxy IP/hostname and the Proxy Port to proceed.

  12. Select the division where you wish to assign the agent.

  13. Create a custom friendly name for this agent and activate the agent.

What's next?

After you have activated the agent, go back to CertCentral to configure the host's IPs and applications