Conceptually win-acme works by chaining together five components also known as plugins, which can be mixed and matched to support many use cases. Using the “default settings” mode of the UI, the default for each plugin will be chosen for you. These defaults can be changed in settings.json.
In “full options” mode, you will be asked to pick each of these plugins.
From the command line you can also rely on the configured defaults or explicitly provide which one(s) you want. Check the command line reference to see how.
A lot of plugins are built-in, but some plugins are distributed as optional extra downloads. When using one of the extra downloads, it’s required to use the “pluggable” releases of the main program. Otherwise you may use the “trimmed” releases to save space.