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Let's Encrypt for Ubiquiti UniFi OS


This should work on UniFi Dream Machines running UniFi OS 2.x+, including:

  • UniFi Dream Machine
  • UniFi Dream Machine Pro
  • UniFi Dream Machine SE
  • UniFi Dream Wall

This script supports issuing Let's Encrypt SSL certificates via DNS using Lego.

Out of the box, it has tested support for select DNS providers but with little work you could get it working with any of the supported Lego DNS Providers.


  1. Copy the contents of this repo to your device at /data/udm-le.
  2. Edit /data/udm-le/udm-le.env and tweak variables to meet your needs.
  3. If necessary, create and populate the /data/udm-le/.secrets directory with the files required by your DNS provider.
  4. Run /data/udm-le/ initial. This will handle your initial certificate generation and setup a systemd service to start the service on boot, as well as a systemd timer to attempt certificate renewal each morning between 0300 and 0305.

DNS Providers

AWS Route53

AWS Route53 DNS challenge can use configuration and authentication values easily through shared credentials and configuration files as described here. This script will check for and include these files during the initial certificate generation and subsequent renewals. Ensure that route53 is set for DNS_PROVIDER in udm-le.env, create a new directory called .secrets in /data/udm-le and add credentials and config files as required for your authentication. See the AWS CLI Documentation for more information. Currently only the default profile is supported.

Azure DNS

If not done already, delegate a domain to an Azure DNS zone.

Assuming the DNS zone lives in subscription 00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000 and resource group udm-le, with help of the Azure CLI provision an identity to manage the DNS zone by running:

# Login
az login

# Create a service principal with contributor (default) permissions over the godns resource group
az ad sp create-for-rbac --name godns --scope /subscriptions/00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000/resourceGroups/udm-le --role contributor


In your Cloudflare account settings, create an API token with the following permissions:

  • Zone > Zone > Read
  • Zone > DNS > Edit

Once you have your token generated, add the value to udm-le.env.

Digital Ocean

If you use DigitalOcean as your DNS provider, set your DNS_PROVIDER to digitalocean and configure your DO_AUTH_TOKEN. Note: Quoting your DO_AUTH_TOKEN seems to cause issues with Lego.


If you use DuckDNS as your DNS provider, set your DNS_PROVIDER to duckdns and configure your DUCKDNS_TOKEN.

Gandi Live DNS (v5)

If you use Gandi Live DNS (v5) as your DNS provider, set your DNS_PROVIDER to gandiv5 and configure your GANDIV5_API_KEY. You can obtain your API key at your account settings.

Google Cloud DNS

GCP Cloud DNS can be configured by establishing a service account with the role roles/dns.admin and exporting a service account key for that service account. Ensure that gcloud is set for DNS_PROVIDER in udm-le.env, and GCE_SERVICE_ACCOUNT_FILE references the path to the service account key (e.g. ./root/.secrets/my_service_account.json) . Create a new directory called .secrets in /data/udm-le and add the service account file.

The CLI will output a JSON object. Use the printed properties to initialize your configuration in udm-le.env.


  • The password value is a secret and as such you may want to omit it from udm-le.env and instead set it in a .secrets/client-secret.txt file
  • The appId value is what Lego calls a client id

Google Domains

If you use Google Domains as your DNS provider, set the DNS_PROVIDER to googledomains and configure GOOGLE_DOMAINS_ACCESS_TOKEN with your access token. You can create an access token in your Google Domains dashboard under YOUR_DOMAIN > Security > ACME DNS API.

Linode DNS

If you use Linode as your DNS provider, set your DNS_PROVIDER to linode and configure LINODE_TOKEN with the value of an API token. The API token must have a scope which allows Read/Write access to "Domains". API tokens can be created in the Linode Control panel.

Follow these instructions from support to enable api access.

At the time of writing, the first few steps our out of date and I had to click API for resellers under the more menu which should get you to step 3.

If using Multifactor to login then you will need to read this article about how to disable multifactor for api only.

There are two values needed for the udm-le.env file: your username; your generated api token for production.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) DNS

To configure the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) DNS provider, you will need a private API signing key and your tenancy and user account OCIDs. The quickest way to get all that is to install the OCI CLI locally and use its interactive setup process.

The setup process will create a ~/.oci/config directory in which you can find your tenancy and user account OCIDs and key fingerprint and the API signing key will be stored in ~/.oci/oci_api_key.pem. The following CLI command will return the compartment OCID for the specified OCI DNS zone:

$ oci dns zone get --zone-name-or-id | jq -r '.data."compartment-id"'

To configure the provider

**Important: do not wrap the values of the OCI_* variables in udm-le.env with quotes. The lack of quotes around the example values provided in udm-le.env is intentional and must be maintained.

  1. Set the DNS_PROVIDER value to "oraclecloud"
  2. Uncomment and copy the values from each ~/.oci/config variable to the similarly named OCI_* variable in udm-le.env.
  3. Create a new directory at /data/udm-le/.secrets and copy the oci_api_key.pem file that directory.


If you use Zonomi as your DNS provider, set your DNS_PROVIDER to zonomi and configure your ZONOMI_API_KEY.

The API key can be obtained in your control panel under the DNS key type.