HTTP01

Configuring HTTP01 Ingress Provider

This page contains details on the different options available on the Issuer resource’s HTTP01 challenge solver configuration. For more information on configuring ACME issuers and their API format, read the ACME Issuers documentation.

You can read about how the HTTP01 challenge type works on the Let’s Encrypt challenge types page.

Here is an example of a simple HTTP01 ACME issuer with more options for configuration below:

apiVersion: cert-manager.io/v1alpha2
kind: Issuer
metadata:
  name: example-issuer
spec:
  acme:
    server: https://acme-staging-v02.api.letsencrypt.org/directory
    privateKeySecretRef:
      name: example-issuer-account-key
    solvers:
    - http01:
       ingress:
         class: nginx

Options

The HTTP01 Issuer supports a number of additional options. For full details on the range of options available, read the reference documentation.

ingressClass

If the ingressClass field is specified, cert-manager will create new Ingress resources in order to route traffic to the acmesolver pods, which are responsible for responding to ACME challenge validation requests.

If this field is not specified, and ingressName is also not specified, cert-manager will default to create new Ingress resources but will not set the ingress class on these resources, meaning all ingress controllers installed in your cluster will serve traffic for the challenge solver, potentially occurring additional cost.

ingressName

If the ingressName field is specified, cert-manager will edit the named ingress resource in order to solve HTTP01 challenges.

This is useful for compatibility with ingress controllers such as ingress-gce, which utilize a unique IP address for each Ingress resource created.

This mode should be avoided when using ingress controllers that expose a single IP for all ingress resources, as it can create compatibility problems with certain ingress-controller specific annotations.

servicePort

In rare cases it might be not possible/desired to use NodePort as type for the HTTP01 challenge response service, e.g. because of Kubernetes limit restrictions. To define which Kubernetes service type to use during challenge response specify the following HTTP01 configuration:

    http01:
      # Valid values are ClusterIP and NodePort
      serviceType: ClusterIP

By default, type NodePort will be used when you don’t set HTTP01 or when you set serviceType to an empty string. Normally there’s no need to change this.

podTemplate

You may wish to change or add to the labels and annotations of solver pods. These can be configured under the metadata field under podTemplate.

Similarly, you can set the nodeSelector, tolerations and affinity of solver pods by configuring under the spec field of the podTemplate. No other spec fields can be edited.

An example of how you could configure the template is as so:

apiVersion: cert-manager.io/v1alpha2
kind: Issuer
metadata:
  name: ...
spec:
  acme:
    server: ...
    privateKeySecretRef:
      name: ...
    solvers:
    - http01:
        ingress:
          podTemplate:
            metadata:
              labels:
                foo: "bar"
                env: "prod"
            spec:
              nodeSelector:
                bar: baz

The added labels and annotations will merge on top of the cert-manager defaults, overriding entries with the same key.

No other fields of the podTemplate exist.


Last modified November 14, 2019: Removes all TODOs (66cf73b)