letiny

0.1.1 • Public • Published

letiny

Tiny acme client library and CLI to obtain ssl certificates (without using external commands like openssl).

Command line interface

sudo npm install letiny -g

Options:

-h, --help               output usage information
-e, --email <email>      your email address
-w, --webroot <path>     path for webroot verification
-m, --manual             use manual verification
-d, --domains <domains>  domains (comma seperated)
-c, --cert <path>        path to save your certificate (cert.pem)
-k, --key <path>         path to load or save your private key (privkey.pem)
-i, --ca <path>          path to save issuer certificate (cacert.pem)
-a, --account <path>     path to load or save account key (optional)
--pfx <path>             path to save PKCS#12 certificate (optional)
--password <password>    password for PKCS#12 certificate (optional)
--aes                    use AES instead of 3DES for PKCS#12
--agree                  agree terms of the ACME CA (required)
--url <URL>              optional AMCE server URL
--debug                  print debug information

When --pfx is used without --cert, --key and --ca no .pem files will be created.

Examples:

letiny -e me@example.com -w /var/www/example.com -d example.com --agree
letiny -e me@example.com -m -d example.com -a account.pem -c cert.pem -k key.pem -i ca.pem --agree
letiny -e me@example.com -m -d example.com,www.example.com --agree
letiny -e me@example.com -m -d example.com --pfx cert.pfx --password secret --agree
letiny --email me@example.com --webroot ./ --domains example.com --agree

Library

npm install letiny

Using the "webroot" option

This will create a file in /var/www/example.com/.well-known/acme-challenge/ to verify the domain.

require('letiny').getCert({
  email:'me@example.com',
  domains:['example.com', 'www.example.com'],
  webroot:'/var/www/example.com',
  agreeTerms:true
}, function(err, cert, key, caCert, accountKey) {
  console.log(err || cert+'\n'+key+'\n'+caCert);
});

Using the "challenge" option

This allows you to provide the challenge data on your own, so you can obtain certificates on-the-fly within your software.

require('letiny').getCert({
  email:'me@example.com',
  domains:'example.com',
  challenge:function(domain, path, data, done) {
    // make http://+domain+path serving "data"
    done();
  },
  agreeTerms:true
}, function(err, cert, key, caCert, accountKey) {
  console.log(err || cert+'\n'+key+'\n'+caCert);
});

Save accountKey and privateKey to files for later reuse

require('letiny').getCert({
  email:'me@example.com',
  domains:'example.com,www.example.com',
  webroot:'/var/www/example.com',
  certFile:'/etc/ssl/private/example.com/cert.pem',
  caFile:'/etc/ssl/private/example.com/ca.pem',
  privateKey:'/etc/ssl/private/example.com/key.pem',
  accountKey:'/etc/ssl/private/example.com/account.pem',
  agreeTerms:true
}, function(err) {
  console.log(err);
});

Executing the same code again later, will renew the certificate using the existing account and private key.

Options

Required:

  • email: (string), Your email adress
  • domains: (comma seperated string or array)
  • agreeTerms: (boolean), You need to agree the terms
  • webroot (string) or challenge (function)

If you provide "webroot" and "challenge" option, "challenge" will be ignored.

Optional:

  • certFile: (string), Path to save certificate
  • keyFile: (string), Path to save private key
  • caFile: (string), Path to save issuer certificate
  • pfxFile: (string), Path to save PKCS#12 certificate
  • pfxPassword: (string), Password for PKCS#12 certificate
  • accountKey: (string), PEM or path to load or save key
  • privateKey: (string), PEM or path to load or save key
  • aes: (boolean), use AES instead of 3DES for PKCS#12 certificate
  • url: (string), server URL, use https://acme-staging.api.letsencrypt.org for testing
  • fork: (boolean), fork a child process

Helper functions

webrootChallengeMiddleware

Serves webroot challenge files from a directory (can differ from public directory).

app.use(letiny.webrootChallengeMiddleware('/some/path'));
app.use(letiny.webrootChallengeMiddleware()); // default: './'

getExpirationDate

Returns a javascript Date for "validBefore" field of a Base64 encoded DER certificate string.

var expires=letiny.getExpirationDate(certPem);

Licence

MPL 2.0

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