To begin the process of automating SSL certificates through the ACME protocol, click the button to the right to access a quick overview of the ACME documentation page.
ACME makes it easy for anyone to manage certificates.
ACME integrations will allow you to order and renew certificates automatically and completely free of charge.
The Automated Certificate Management Environment protocol (ACME) is a protocol for automating certificate lifecycle management.
Once the ACME agent has been set up and verified, you can automate the certificate operations.
TuringSign uses the ACME protocol to verify that you control a given domain name and issues a certificate. To get a TuringSign certificate, you might need to choose to use Certbot or ACME.SH.
ACME was developed by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG), the same organization behind Let’s Encrypt. Let’s Encrypt is one of the most well-known implementations of the ACME protocol, providing free SSL/TLS certificates.
ACME works through a set of defined interactions between a client (software on the server requesting the certificate) and an ACME server (usually provided by a Certificate Authority like Let’s Encrypt). The ACME client proves ownership of the domain or website for which it wants a certificate, and the ACME server issues the certificate if the verification is successful.
ACME employs different challenge mechanisms to verify domain ownership. The two main challenge types are the HTTP-01 challenge, where the client places a specific file on the web server, and the DNS-01 challenge, where the client adds a DNS record to the domain’s DNS configuration.
Yes, ACME supports the issuance of wildcard certificates. A wildcard certificate covers all subdomains of a domain. The DNS-01 challenge is commonly used to verify domain ownership for wildcard certificates.
A detailed answer to provide information about your business, build trust with potential clients, and help convince the visitor that you are a good fit for them.
Once you validate a domain, you may continue to issue certificates with that SAN for up to 397 days. Note that this period may change due to Industry Requirement changes at any time.
ACMEv2 offers several improvements over ACMEv1:
Certificate Signing Request (CSR) is a block of encrypted data generated by the server which contains information such as organization name (company name), common name (domain name), region, and country required to generate certificates. It also contains a public and private key when the CSR is generated.
Creating a CSR depends on the type of web server which uses the certificates. Please refer to the instructions provided by the vendor to complete the process. If you are familiar with OpenSSL, you can use the following commands to generate a CSR and private key. openssl req -new -keyout server.key -out server.csr
You can use CSR (Certificate Signing Request) to order for an SSL certificate, but it does not require a private key. The private key must be kept secret. Certificates created with a particular CSR will only work with the private key generated by it. Please note that if you lose your private key, your certificate will no longer work any longer. Please refer to the explanation page for more details on how to create a CSR.
The SSL server certificate can be installed on different types of servers, please refer to the installation guide page after purchasing TuringSign SSL certificates.
To implement SSL/TLS on your website, you need to obtain an SSL certificate from a trusted CA. You then install the certificate on your web server and configure it to enable HTTPS. Many web hosting providers offer integrated solutions to simplify this process.
While there are different types of SSL certificates, only one certificate is needed per website.
Extended Validated (EV) SSL Certificates are the best for eCommerce stores. EV certificates offer the highest level of vetting and identity verification process out of all SSL certificate types.
Free ssl tools to users to help with common SSL issues
* These resources can assist you in managing your SSL certificates. The tools are provided and owned by the third party. We are not responsible for any third party SSL tools.
Another way of verifying a domain is DNS (TXT record) Verification. If you selected DNS Authentication as your verification method, you will receive a unique TXT record via email consisting of two parts:
Verify by adding a TXT record in your DNS. Please verify and check if you have added the correct record
Please submit a requestfor support if you face any issues.
Depending on your DNS provider, You may have to wait for at least an hour for the changes to take effect in the DNS Servers. You will be notified via email when the domain is verified.
The third method of verifying a domain is HTTP File Upload Verification. After choosing File Authentication as your verification method, you will receive an email and be asked to download a unique verification file (Format: .txt) and upload it to a specific directory on your web server.
Verify by uploading the attached file fileauth.txt in your web server as follows:
You may have to wait for at least an hour for the changes to take effect in the validation services. You will be notified via email when the domain is verified.
Please submit a request for support if you face any issues.