sewer-the-libraryis in a period of heavy change (summer 2020 - ?). I’ll try to keep the examples (below) and other docs up to date, but I’m sure things will lag sometimes.
This document is neither a “cookbook” nor in any way a substitute for the documentation of sewer’s parts and internals, such as they are. Let’s try to list the existing docs:
Cryptographic library this is in decent shape because it’s been created and kept up to date in sync with crypto.py - both too new to have bit rot yet.
ACME protocol was a piece I started writing while learning the quirks of the ACMEprotocol. Quite incomplete, the main thing it brings to the table is the link to RFC8555, which is the protocol’s definition. Of course there are other foundational RFCs to be read…
The driver catalog is another new part that isn’t yet being used to its fullest. It glues the drivers and the CLI program together, and stands ready to help your bespoke front end likewise unless your target is so specific you can just manually import the only driver you need.
Drivers! So much of this is about those intermediaries between sewer and the diverse services that actually publish our challenge responses.
Unified provider began as a technical essay when I was starting to sort through the problems and possibilities Alec’s original http-01 driver support introduced. It’s an uneven blend of design philosophy and code documentation, with plenty of ToDo in it.
Wildcard certificates are one of the things the dns-01 challenge type brought to the table. Some notes on how they work and what issues remain.
_more to do
Keep in mind that these are untested code intended to demonstrate how the major features are used. Supporting details may not be repeated for each similar example, or may not be present in any of them.
import sewer.client from sewer.crypto import AcmeKey # [[ change this to load using the catalog! ]] import sewer.dns_providers.cloudflare dns_class = sewer.dns_providers.cloudflare.CloudFlareDns( CLOUDFLARE_EMAILemail@example.com', CLOUDFLARE_API_KEY='nsa-grade-api-key' ) # 1. to create a new certificate (new account and certificate keys) client = sewer.client.Client( domain_name='example.com', dns_class=dns_class, acct_key=AcmeKey.create("rsa2048"), cert_key=AcmeKey.create("rsa2048") ) certificate = client.cert() # NB: new crypto keeps keys & certs in python objects. They intentionally # do not convert to printable form automatically (__str__, etc.) print("your certificate is:", certificate.private_bytes()) print("your certificate's key is:", cert_key.private_bytes()) print("your letsencrypt.org account key is:", acct_key.private_bytes()) # NB: your certificate_key and account_key should be SECRET. # You can write these out to individual files, eg:: with open('certificate.crt', 'wb') as f: f.write(certificate.private_bytes()) with open('certificate.key', 'wb') as f: f.write(certkey.private_bytes()) with open('account.key', 'w') f: f.write(acctkey.private_bytes()) # the acct_key also contains ACME's "kid" identifier if you're interested # 2. to renew a certificate: dns_class = sewer.dns_providers.cloudflare.CloudFlareDns( CLOUDFLARE_EMAILfirstname.lastname@example.org', CLOUDFLARE_API_KEY='nsa-grade-api-key' ) # load saved keys or create new as you prefer acct_key = AcmeKey.from_file("account.key") cert_key = AcmeKey.from_file("certificate_key") client = sewer.client.Client( domain_name='example.com', dns_class=dns_class, acct_key=acct_key, cert_key=cert_key, ) certificate = client.renew() certificate_key = client.certificate_key with open('certificate.crt', 'w') as certificate_file: certificate_file.write(certificate) with open('certificate.key', 'w') as certificate_key_file: certificate_key_file.write(certificate_key) # 3. You can also request/renew wildcard certificates: dns_class = sewer.dns_providers.cloudflare.CloudFlareDns( CLOUDFLARE_EMAILemail@example.com', CLOUDFLARE_API_KEY='nsa-grade-api-key' ) client = sewer.client.Client( domain_name='*.example.com', dns_class=dns_class, # load or create keys ) certificate = client.cert() cert_key = client.cert_key acct_key = client.acct_key