Set up ACME automation for an endpoint device

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.
  • How does the certificate host 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 don’t have a sensor set up, you’ll need to install a sensor and an agent.

Steps

Download the installers

  1. Go to Automation > Manage automation.

  2. Click Add automation.

  3. Click ACME automation.

  4. Choose the appropriate option for cloud communication.

  5. 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. Click the agent name you just installed.

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

  4. Specify the applications on the IP/port and click Save.