Acme PHP

Obtain a certificate

Now Acme PHP is available on your system (php acmephp.phar --version should display its version), you can start requesting certificates for your domains using it.

Note: This is the recommended way to request a certificate, but you can achieve the same purpose by following the long way and running several commands one by one

1. Create a configuration file

contact_email: contact@company

      country: FR
      locality: Paris
      organization_name: MyCompany
  solver: http

  - domain:
      organization_name: MyCompany Internal
    solver: route53
      - '*'
      - action: install_aws_elb
        region: eu-west-1
        loadbalancer: my_elb
        listener: 443
  - domain:
      name: http-file
      adapter: ftp       # ftp or sftp or local, see
      root: /var/www/
      username: username
      password: password
      # port: 21
      # passive: true
      # ssl: true
      # timeout: 30
      # private_key: path/to/or/contents/of/privatekey

2. Get your certificate

php acmephp.phar run config.yml

This command will do many things:

  • register your account key in the Let's Encrypt/ACME server, associating it with your e-mail address
  • for each certificate configured in the file
  • ask the ACME server for a token and ask to the configured solver to expose the token
  • locally check that the token is well exposed
  • ask the ACME server to validate the domain
  • ask the ACME server to generate a certificate
  • install the certificate by using the configured action

Next: Configure your webserver