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    This serverless plugin creates certificates that you need for your custom domains in API Gateway. Use this in your CICD flow to automatically create a certificate, create the necessary route53 recordsets to validate the certificate with Dns-Validation and finally wait until the certificate has been validated.

    Serverless Framework

    This package is made for the serverless framework.

    You can install it like this:

    # Install the serverless cli
    npm install -g serverless
    # Or, update the serverless cli from a previous version
    npm update -g serverless

    Check out their getting started guide for more information here.

    Usage Requirements

    Make sure you have the following installed before starting:


        npm i serverless-certificate-creator --save-dev

    open serverless.yml and add the following:

        - serverless-certificate-creator
                certificateName: ''
                idempotencyToken: 'abcsomedomainio'
                //required if hostedZoneIds is not set, alternativly as an array
                hostedZoneNames: '' 
                //required if hostedZoneNames is not set
                hostedZoneIds: 'XXXXXXXXX'
                // optional default is false. if you set it to true you will get a new file (after executing serverless create-cert), that contains certificate info that you can use in your deploy pipeline, alternativly as an array
                writeCertInfoToFile: false 
                // optional, only used when writeCertInfoToFile is set to true. It sets the name of the file containing the cert info
                certInfoFileName: 'cert-info.yml' 
                // optional - default is us-east-1 which is required for custom api gateway domains of Type Edge (default)
                region: eu-west-1
                //optional - see SubjectAlternativeNames
                subjectAlternativeNames : 
                    - ''
                    - ''
                //optional - see
                //if you want to give your certificate a name that is shown in the ACM Console you can add a Tag with the key "Name"
                    Name: ''
                    Environment: 'prod'
                //optional default false. this is useful if you managed to delete your certificate but the dns validation records still exist
                rewriteRecords: false

    now you can run:

        serverless create-cert

    To remove the certificate and delete the CNAME recordsets from route53, run:

        serverless remove-cert

    Combine with serverless-domain-manager

    If you combine this plugin with serverless-domain-manager you can automate the complete process of creating a custom domain with a certificate. I found serverless-domain-manager very useful but i also wanted to be able to automatically create the certificate for the newly generated custom domain.


    Install the plugins:

        npm i serverless-certificate-creator --save-dev
        npm i serverless-domain-manager --save-dev

    Open serverless.yml and add the following:

        - serverless-certificate-creator
        - serverless-domain-manager
                certificateName: ''
                basePath: ''
                stage: ${self:provider.stage}
                createRoute53Record: true
                certificateName: '' //required
                idempotencyToken: 'abcsomedomainio' //optional
                hostedZoneNames: '' //required if hostedZoneIds is not set 
                hostedZoneIds: 'XXXXXXXXX' //required if hostedZoneNames is not set
                region: eu-west-1 // optional - default is us-east-1 which is required for custom api gateway domains of Type Edge (default)
                enabled: true // optional - default is true. For some stages you may not want to use certificates (and custom domains associated with it).
                rewriteRecords: false

    Now you can run:

        serverless create-cert
        serverless create_domain

    Please make sure to check out the complete sample project here.

    Reference Certificate Arn via variableResolvers

    Since version 1.2.0 of this plugin you can use the following syntax to access the certificates Arn in other plugins


    If you are on version >= 2.27.0 of serverless & have elected to use the variable resolver: variablesResolutionMode: 20210219. You must use this supported syntax which is:


    For the new variable resolver: variablesResolutionMode: 20210326: The new supported syntax is:


    see the serverless docs for more information


    Copyright (c) 2018 Bastian Töpfer, contributors.

    Released under the MIT license.




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