Let's Encrypt TLS project: seeking nginx configuration module help

George nginx-forum at nginx.us
Fri Nov 13 00:10:52 UTC 2015

Folks might also want to look into letsencrypt client's webroot
authentication plugin see 

- http://letsencrypt.readthedocs.org/en/latest/using.html#plugins

With webroot authentication there's a clearer separation in that letsencrypt
client doesn't actually touch nginx configuration itself. Instead it just
validates the domain(s) when you pass the public web root path of your
domain(s) to the letsencrypt client. So you can script and do the actual
nginx web server end configuration whichever way you want it setup and just
point to the letsencrypt client obtained ssl certificate related files.

I think part of the problem is letsencrypt was only developed on Ubuntu, but
there's a variety of ways that Nginx config files, structure can be setup
across various OS platforms Ubuntu, Debian, RHEL, CentOS, Fedora and even
within the same OS platform.

My personal vision of the letsencrypt nginx module would be to take
advantage of letsencrypt webroot plugin for domain validation side and have
custom code for setting up nginx ssl/http/2 vhost side to pointing to
letsencrypt ssl certificates obtained. Unfortunately, the server vhost side
has a variety of ways that can be configured.

Hope the info helps. Unfortunately, I am no python coder.

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