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LetsEncrypt integration

L1 Bithead



While I know most would use an issued SSL certificate it would be great if PANOS supported LetsEncrypt for requesting SSL certificates for things like the management interface and GlobalProtect.


Wouldn't this be the same as the Global protect interfaces - Portal and gateway.


Just a function to can apply to some interface ?


Why does it have to be the management interface ?


L3 Networker

OK Since this is something that would really be nice to have I tried something new today and it seems promising. Here are the details:


step 0: GP external portal/gateway - working but cannot get valid cert for this using let's encrypt

step 1: configure/setup internal portal/gateway

step 2: install nginx proxy manager on something

step 3: setup proxy host to use your external domain to forward to GP internal IP address (i.e. 192.168.whatever:443)

step 4: setup NAT and security policies to allow port 80 and 443 inbound to your nginx proxy manager host

step 5: test it... you should be able to hit your internal VPN portal from the internet using your domain name

step 6: use nginx proxy manager to auto-generate a let's encrypt cert - this is where I have a problem, for me I get an error and cannot get the cert to generate, i have been trying to troubleshoot this but so far no luck... but I think I have 90% of the way there and this *should* work but something is wonky with the cert fetching process in the nginx proxy manager container



It works! for some reason I put 443 in my Destination NAT policy, I must have been still waking up this morning. After removing that and making sure the security policy allows 80 and 443 the proxy manager grabbed a cert and I have a valid chain on the VPN portal now, this should auto renew going forward

Hi @gfreeman could you give us a feedback about the status of a possible lestencrypt integration?


Our company want to have this feature on our PANOS and PANORAMA devices because of the following reasons:


- global protect portal/gateway integration

- SSL decrypt profiles

- Webadmin interface certificates


with a integration of the letsencrypt certificates native on PANOS will be a advantage in maintaining the certificates automaticly.







L5 Sessionator

Since opening this query to the community, Palo Alto Networks has integrated with the acme.sh script to import the certificates created.


Coming in the next release of the Terraform provider, there will also be a resource to do certificate imports, tho if you're already using the acme.sh to import the certificate you likely won't use this new resource.


Fortinet supports it natively.   Palo?



L4 Transporter

So does the F5

@gfreeman does it do the commit as well ?

can you extract the pluigin and use it outside of acme

@Alex_Samadthe panos.sh is freely available on acme github with all other deploy scripts, you can copy it and modify it to your needs to use it outside of acme.

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