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Short Description
Automatically fetch and renew letsencrypt certificates for hasura instances
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A docker image suitable for requesting new certificates from letsencrypt,
and storing them in a secret on kubernetes.

Available on docker hub as ployst/letsencrypt


To provide an application that owns certificate requesting and storing.

  • To serve acme requests to letsencrypt (given that you direct them to this
  • To regularly (monthly) ask for new certificates.
  • To store those new certificates in a secret on kubernetes.

Useful commands

Generate a new set of certs

Once this container is running you can generate new certificates using:

kubectl exec -it <pod> -- bash -c ' ./'

Save the set of certificates as a secret

kubectl exec -it <pod> -- bash -c ' ./'

Refresh the certificates

kubectl exec -it <pod> -- bash -c ' SECRET_NAME=foo DEPLOYMENTS=bar ./'

Environment variables:

  • EMAIL - the email address to obtain certificates on behalf of.
  • DOMAINS - a space separated list of domains to obtain a certificate for.
  • DEPLOYMENTS - a space separated list of deployments whose pods should be
    refreshed after a certificate save
  • SECRET_NAME - the name to save the secrets under
  • NAMESPACE - the namespace under which the secrets should be available
  • CRON_FREQUENCY - the 5-part frequency of the cron job. Default is a random
    time in the range 0-59 0-23 1-27 * *

API access

By default the server listens on / and any requests coming to / will renew/create the certificates with configuration provided as environment varibles. ACME challenges are also taken care of. But, the gateway should proxy_pass all urls starting with /.well-known/acme-challenge to letsencrypt service.

It is strongly recommended to enable admin authentication for this service.

This is currently not stable as the request times out before the certificates are fetched.

Snippet to add to gateway template:

location /.well-known/acme-challenge {
    proxy_pass http://letsencrypt;
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