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CloudFlare

To use CloudFlare, you may use one of two types of tokens. API Tokens allow application-scoped keys bound to specific zones and permissions, while API Keys are globally-scoped keys that carry the same permissions as your account.

API Tokens are recommended for higher security, since they have more restrictive permissions and are more easily revocable.

API Tokens

Tokens can be created at User Profile > API Tokens > API Tokens. The following settings are recommended:

  • Permissions:
    • Zone - DNS - Edit
    • Zone - Zone - Read
  • Zone Resources:
    • Include - All Zones

To create a new Issuer, first make a Kubernetes secret containing your new API token:

apiVersion: v1
kind: Secret
metadata:
name: cloudflare-api-token-secret
type: Opaque
stringData:
api-token: <API Token>

Then in your Issuer manifest:

apiVersion: cert-manager.io/v1alpha2
kind: Issuer
metadata:
name: example-issuer
spec:
acme:
...
solvers:
- dns01:
cloudflare:
email: my-cloudflare-acc@example.com
apiTokenSecretRef:
name: cloudflare-api-token-secret
key: api-token

API Keys

API keys can be retrieved at User Profile > API Tokens > API Keys > Global API Key > View.

To create a new Issuer, first make a Kubernetes secret containing your API key:

apiVersion: v1
kind: Secret
metadata:
name: cloudflare-api-key-secret
type: Opaque
stringData:
api-key: <API Key>

Then in your Issuer manifest:

apiVersion: cert-manager.io/v1alpha2
kind: Issuer
metadata:
name: example-issuer
spec:
acme:
...
solvers:
- dns01:
cloudflare:
email: my-cloudflare-acc@example.com
apiKeySecretRef:
name: cloudflare-api-key-secret
key: api-key