Certbot clientS3/CloudFront plugin for
Use the certbot client to generate and install a certificate to be used with an AWS CloudFront distribution of an S3 bucket.
Before you start
Follow a guide like this one https://docs.aws.amazon.com/gettingstarted/latest/swh/website-hosting-intro.html to use S3 and CloudFront for static site hosting.
Once you are done you should have:
- A domain pointing to a CloudFront distribution that will use an S3 bucket for origin.
- Both HTTP and HTTPS traffic are enabled in the CloudFront Distrubtion. This is important for certificate validation, at least while you get your certificate.
- An IAM policy with the permissions needed for this plugin. A sample policy has been provided.
Note: If you're setting up both an apex and a
www. domain, they'll have a respective S3 bucket each. You'll need to update the IAM policy to include access to both buckets.
The easiest way to install both the certbot client and the certbot-s3front plugin is:
pip install certbot-s3front
Mac with Homebrew certbot?
Installed certbot certbot using Homebrew on Mac (as the official way to install on a Mac)? Find the full path to its python binary using this command:
cat $(which certbot) | head -1
Then use the full path to the
pip binary found in the same folder to install certbot-s3front.
Note, you will need to re-install the plugin each time Homebrew will update certbot
Mac with pip certbot?
Alternatively, you can have a local set up for Python and we recommend a virtual environment and have both certbot and certbot-s3front installed via pip.
You might also need to install
brew install dialog.
If you are in Ubuntu you will need to install
pip and other libraries first:
apt-get install python-pip python-dev libffi-dev libssl-dev libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev libjpeg8-dev zlib1g-dev dialog
And then run
pip install certbot-s3front.
How to use it
To generate a certificate and install it in a CloudFront distribution:
AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID="REPLACE_WITH_YOUR_KEY" \ AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY="REPLACE_WITH_YOUR_SECRET" \ certbot --agree-tos -a certbot-s3front:auth \ --certbot-s3front:auth-s3-bucket REPLACE_WITH_YOUR_BUCKET_NAME \ [ --certbot-s3front:auth-s3-region your-bucket-region-name ] #(the default is us-east-1, unless you want to set it to something else, you can delete this line) \ [ --certbot-s3front:auth-s3-directory your-bucket-directory ] # (default is "") \ -i certbot-s3front:installer \ --certbot-s3front:installer-cf-distribution-id REPLACE_WITH_YOUR_CF_DISTRIBUTION_ID \ -d REPLACE_WITH_YOUR_DOMAIN
Follow the screen prompts and you should end up with the certificate in your distribution. It may take a couple minutes to update.
To automate the renewal process without prompts (for example, with a monthly cron), you can add the certbot parameters