Certbot + Cloudflare

How to set up cerbot on a cloudflare based DNS website.


1. Install Certbot

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository universe
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:certbot/certbot
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install certbot python-certbot-apache

more: https://certbot.eff.org/lets-encrypt/ubuntubionic-nginx

2. Make cloudflare.ini

Get your API key from: https://dash.cloudflare.com/profile

# In ~/cloudflare.ini
# Cloudflare API credentials used by Certbot
dns_cloudflare_email = [email protected]
dns_cloudflare_api_key = 0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef01234567

Secure cloudflare.ini file:

chmod 600 cloudflare.ini

more: https://certbot-dns-cloudflare.readthedocs.io/en/stable/#credentials

3. Install Cloudflare plugin

sudo apt-get install certbot python3-certbot-dns-cloudflare

code: https://github.com/certbot/certbot/tree/master/certbot-dns-cloudflare

4. Activate SSL

Change amirmasoud.me and www.amirmasoud.me to your domains:

certbot certonly \
  --dns-cloudflare \
  --dns-cloudflare-credentials ~/cloudflare.ini \
  -d amirmasoud.me \
  -d www.amirmasoud.me

more: https://certbot-dns-cloudflare.readthedocs.io/en/stable/#examples

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