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Home Assistant Add-on: Letsencrypt

Let's Encrypt is a certificate authority that provides free X.509 certificates for Transport Layer Security encryption via an automated process designed to eliminate the hitherto complex process of manual creation, validation, signing, installation, and renewal of certificates for secure websites.

Supports aarch64 Architecture Supports amd64 Architecture Supports armhf Architecture Supports armv7 Architecture Supports i386 Architecture

About

Setting up Letsencrypt allows you to use validated certificates for your webpages and webinterfaces. It requires you to own the domain you are requesting the certificate for.

The generated certificate can be used within others addons. By default the path and file for the certificates within other addons will refer to the files generated within this addon.

Installation

Follow these steps to get the add-on installed on your system:

  1. Navigate in your Home Assistant frontend to Supervisor -> Add-on Store.
  2. Find the "letsencrypt" add-on and click it.
  3. Click on the "INSTALL" button.

How to use

To use this add-on, you have two options on how to get your certificate:

1. http challenge

  • Requires Port 80 to be available from the internet and your domain assigned to the externally assigned IP address
  • Doesnt allow wildcard certificates (*.yourdomain.com).

2. dns challenge

  • Requires you to use one of the supported DNS providers (See "Supported DNS providers" below)
  • Allows to request wildcard certificates (*.yourdomain.com)
  • Doesn’t need you to open a port to your Home Assistant host on your router.

You always need to provide the following entries within the configuration

email: your@email.com
domains:
  # use "*.yourdomain.com" for wildcard certificates.
  - yourdomain.com
challenge: http OR dns

IF you choose "dns" as "challenge", you will also need to fill:

# Add the dnsprovider of your choice from the list of "Supported DNS providers" below
dnsprovider: ""

In addition add the fields according to the credentials required by your dns provider:

cloudflare_email: ''
cloudflare_api_key: ''
cloudflare_api_token: ''
cloudxns_api_key: ''
cloudxns_secret_key: ''
digitalocean_token: ''
dnsimple_token: ''
dnsmadeeasy_api_key: ''
dnsmadeeasy_secret_key: ''
google_creds: ''
gehirn_api_token: ''
gehirn_api_secret: ''
linode_key: ''
linode_version: ''
luadns_email: ''
luadns_token: ''
nsone_api_key: ''
ovh_endpoint: ''
ovh_application_key: ''
ovh_application_secret: ''
ovh_consumer_key: ''
rfc2136_server: ''
rfc2136_port: ''
rfc2136_name: ''
rfc2136_secret: ''
rfc2136_algorithm: ''
aws_access_key_id: ''
aws_secret_access_key: ''
sakuracloud_api_token: ''
sakuracloud_api_secret: ''
netcup_customer_id: ''
netcup_api_key: ''
netcup_api_password: ''
netcup_propagation_seconds: 60

Example Configurations

http challenge

email: hello@home-assistant.io
domains:
  - home-assistant.io
certfile: fullchain.pem
keyfile: privkey.pem
challenge: http
dns: {}

dns challenge

email: hello@home-assistant.io
domains:
  - home-assistant.io
certfile: fullchain.pem
keyfile: privkey.pem
challenge: dns
dns:
  provider: dns-cloudflare
  cloudflare_email: cf@home-assistant.io
  cloudflare_api_key: 31242lk3j4ljlfdwsjf0

google dns challenge

email: hello@home-assistant.io
domains:
  - home-assistant.io
certfile: fullchain.pem
keyfile: privkey.pem
challenge: dns
dns:
  provider: dns-google
  google_creds: google.json

Please copy your credentials file "google.json" into the "share" shared folder on the Home Assistant host before starting the service.

One way is to use the "Samba" add on to make the folder available via network or SSH Add-on.

The credential file can be created and downloaded when creating the service user within the Google cloud. You can find additional information in regards to the required permissions in the "credentials" section here:

https://github.com/certbot/certbot/blob/master/certbot-dns-google/certbot_dns_google/__init__.py

CloudFlare

Previously, Cloudflare’s “Global API Key” was used for authentication, however this key can access the entire Cloudflare API for all domains in your account, meaning it could cause a lot of damage if leaked.

Cloudflare’s newer API Tokens can be restricted to specific domains and operations, and are therefore now the recommended authentication option.

However, due to some shortcomings in Cloudflare’s implementation of Tokens, Tokens created for Certbot currently require Zone:Zone:Read and Zone:DNS:Edit permissions for all zones in your account.

Example credentials file using restricted API Token (recommended):

dns:
  provider: dns-clooudflare
  dns_cloudflare_api_token: 0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef01234

Example credentials file using Global API Key (not recommended):

dns:
  provider: dns-clooudflare
  dns_cloudflare_email: cloudflare@example.com
  dns_cloudflare_api_key: 0123456789abcdef0123456789abcdef01234

Certificate files

The certificate files will be available within the "ssl" share after successful request of the certificates.

By default other addons are referring to the correct path of the certificates. You can in addition find the files via the "samba" addon within the "ssl" share.

Supported DNS providers

dns-cloudflare
dns-cloudxns
dns-digitalocean
dns-dnsimple
dns-dnsmadeeasy
dns-gehirn
dns-google
dns-linode
dns-luadns
dns-nsone
dns-ovh
dns-rfc2136
dns-route53
dns-sakuracloud
dns-netcup

Support

Got questions?

You have several options to get them answered:

In case you've found a bug, please open an issue on our GitHub.

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