Automating ACMEv2 Certificate Management on BIG-IP

While we often associate and confuse Let's Encrypt with ACMEv2, the former is ultimately a consumer of the latter. The "Automated Certificate Management Environment" (ACME) protocol describes a system for automating the renewal of PKI certificates. The ACME protocol can be used with public services like Let's Encrypt, but also with internal certificate management services. In this article we explore the more generic support of ACME (version 2) on the F5 BIG-IP.

Introduction Back in March of 2023, Google proposed a significant reduction in the lifespan of Internet certificates, from the average 13 months down to just 90 days. No firm date was set for this ...
Published Apr 04, 2024
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