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Docker image for ManuaLE, a fully manual Let's Encrypt/ACME client
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Docker image for ManuaLE, a fully manual Let's Encrypt/ACME client

Based on Alpine Linux.


From the ManuaLE README:

manuale is a fully manual Let's Encrypt/ACME client for advanced users. It is intended to be used by a human in a manual workflow and contains no automation features whatsoever.


While using this image, you will create a few files that you might want to save out of the container (account.json and the generated certificates and keys). The easiest is to mount a directory from the host in the container as a volume.

You need to create an account once. To do so, call docker run --rm -ti -v $PWD:/data jgiannuzzi/letsencrypt-manuale register [email]. This will create a new account key for you. Follow the registration instructions.

Once that's done, you'll have your account saved in account.json in the current directory. You'll need this to do anything useful. Oh, and it contains your private key, so keep it safe and secure.

manuale expects the account file to be in your working directory by default, so you'll probably want to make a specific directory to do all your certificate stuff in. Likewise, created certificates get saved in the current path by default.

Next up, verify the domains you want a certificate for with docker run --rm -ti -v $PWD:/data jgiannuzzi/letsencrypt-manuale authorize [domain]. This will show you the DNS records you need to create and wait for you to do it. For example, you might do it for and You will need to authorize each hostname you want a certificate for.

Once that's done, you can finally get down to business. Run docker run --rm -ti -v $PWD:/data jgiannuzzi/letsencrypt-manuale issue to get your certificate for with as a Subject Alternative Name. It'll save the key, certificate and certificate with intermediate to the working directory. Additional hostnames will become Subject Alternative Names in the certificate (if you authorized them as well).

There's plenty of documentation inside each command. Run docker run --rm -ti -v $PWD:/data jgiannuzzi/letsencrypt-manuale -h for a list of commands and docker run --rm -ti -v $PWD:/data jgiannuzzi/letsencrypt-manuale [command] -h for details.

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