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Reply to topic   Topic: Let's Encrypt for Apache :: How-To mod_md
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Steffen
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PostPosted: Fri 13 Oct '17 11:01    Post subject: Let's Encrypt for Apache :: How-To mod_md Reply with quote

# Uncomment in your httpd.conf
LoadModule watchdog_module modules/mod_watchdog.so
LoadModule md_module modules/mod_md.so


# Configuration
see http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/mod/mod_md.html
and
Far better https://github.com/icing/mod_md/blob/master/README.md

You need at least:
MDCertificateAgreement accepted
MDomain .... .....


In the :443 VirtualHost(s), turn on mod_ssl:
SSLEngine on


Normally, certificates are valid for around 90 days and mod_md will renew them the earliest 30 days before they expire.

You can set for example every 10 days: MDRenewWindow 80d

When testing, consider the rate limits: https://letsencrypt.org/docs/rate-limits/
If you need to experiment and not to hit the limits, configure :
MDCertificateAuthority https://acme-staging-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/directory . Then no valid certificates are generated.

To get more insight what is going on, set: LogLevel info md:trace2 ssl:notice



Enjoy,

Steffen


Last edited by Steffen on Mon 30 Sep '19 10:41; edited 21 times in total
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Steffen
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PostPosted: Wed 01 Nov '17 11:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe you have already noticed that mod_md can now automatically stop/start Apache to activate after a (re)new.

A discussion with the author stefan from greenbytes resulted in a new directive MDNotifyCmd : https://httpd.apache.org/docs/trunk/mod/mod_md.html#mdnotifycmd

Now with a simple script you can do what you want.
For example I have now a .bat and mailsend in the Apache/folder:

Code:
MDNotifyCmd c:/apache24/bin/mod_md.bat


The script mod_md.bat stops/start Apache, kills fastcgi zombies, copy certificates to mail server and sends a mail:

Code:
@ECHO OFF

Net stop <service-name>
 
powershell -command "Start-Sleep -s 10"

REM kill eventually zombie php-cgi.exe's when you run php with mod_fcgid
taskkill /F /T /IM php-cgi*

Net start <service-name>

REM copy certificates to mail server (in my case Surgemail)
xcopy <path to apache>\md\domains\<domain-name>pubcert.pem <path to surgemail>\ssl\surge_cert.pem /Y
xcopy <path to apache>\md\domains\<domain-name>privkey.pem <path to surgemail>\ssl\surge_priv.pem /Y


<path to apache>/bin/mailsend -q -f steffen@sland.nl -smtp sland.nl -user steffen@sland.nl -pass xxxxxx  -name "Steffen L" -t Steffen@sland.nl -sub "Lets Encrypt mod_md Notification" -M "Managed Domain(s) created/renewed:" -M "%~1" -M "%~2"  -M "%~3" -M "%~4" -M "."


Note:
The script is executed after ~24 hours when it is renewed

Note:
mailsend.exe , see https://github.com/muquit/mailsend/releases and https://github.com/muquit/mailsend/blob/master/doc/examples.mediawiki
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Steffen
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Sep '19 10:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updated the start post.

Also there is now MDMessageCmd https://github.com/icing/mod_md/blob/master/README.md#mdmessagecmd

Very handy

I use a script to send a mail:

Code:
MDMessageCmd c:/apache24/bin/MDMessageCmd.bat


Code:
@ECHO OFF

<path to apache>\bin\mailsend -q -f steffen@sland.com -smtp sland.com -user steffen@land.nl -pass xxxxxx  -name "Steffen L" -t steffen@sland.nl -sub "Lets Encrypt MDMessageCmd" -M "Something happened concerning mod_md domain:" -M "%~1" -M "%~2"  -M "%~3" -M "%~4" -M "."


See also www.apachelounge.com/viewtopic.php?p=38549
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Steffen
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PostPosted: Mon 30 Sep '19 11:13    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forget to tell:

There is also better monitoring.

server-status : mod_md info is added

md-status : info JSON format

certificate-status : info about current and upcoming certificates on a domain.

See all at https://github.com/icing/mod_md/blob/master/README.md#monitoring
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nono303



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Location: France, Lille

PostPosted: Wed 02 Oct '19 17:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

my 2 cents, same notification for a mattermost hook url (what I use)
Code:

curl -i -X POST -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d "{\"username\": \"Lets Encrypt MDMessageCmd\", \"icon_url\": \"http://apache.org/favicon.ico\", \"text\": \"^| Something happened concerning mod_md domain ^|\n^|---^|\n^| %~1 ^|\n^| %~2 ^|\n^| %~3 ^|\n^| %~4 ^|\"}" https://[MATTERMOST_SERVER]/hooks/[HOOK_ID]
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PostPosted: Fri 08 Nov '19 12:42    Post subject: All the Things Promised Reply with quote

A status report mod_md.

With the release of version v2.2.2 the project sponsored by the beautiful people at MOSS, Mozilla's Open Source Support, has been concluded. You will soon see the result appear in various releases, such as Fedora and Debian unstable. What can you expect? How does this benefit you? Three things: Real ACME, Safer Stapling and Easy Monitoring.

Read more...... https://icing.github.io/mod_md/allthethingspromised.html

Nice summary
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