Create the record in Azure DNS.
This plugin is offered as a separate download, which can be downloaded from the
releases page on GitHub has to
be unpacked into the folder where you also unpacked
wacs.exe to able to use them.
Note that after unpacking you will have to unblock all new .dll files for .NET to
trust them. You can do that from the Windows File Explorer by using the right
mouse button and then checking the
Unblock box on the General tab.
To verify that the plugin is properly installed you can start the main executable
--verbose and it will print information about found and loaded plugins at
start up. When the plugin is loaded, it manifests itself as extra menu choices and
command line parameters being made availalbe.
This plugin requires to you use the
pluggable release of the main executable. It
will not work on the smaller
This assumes you already have your DNS managed in Azure; if not, you’ll need to set that up first. If you are using the Azure DNS option for validation, you’ll need to get certain info from your Azure Tenant, and create a service principal for win-acme to use (you’ll only need to create on of these - it’s basically an account that has authority to create DNS records). There are two ways to authenticate with Azure:
You then need to give this Service Principal access to change DNS entries. In the Azure Portal:
Access Control (IAM)
DNS Zone Contributor
Azure AD user, group, or application
During setup of the validation the program will ask several questions. Here is to answer them with information from the Azure Portal.
DNS Subscription ID: DNS Zones >
DNS Resource Group Name: DNS zones >
Only when authenticating Service Principal Account:
Directory/tenant id: Azure Active Directory > Properties >
Application client id: Azure Active Directory > App registrations > [Service Principal] >
Application client secret: The password that was generated when you created the Service Principal Account.
--validationmode dns-01 --validation azure --azuretenantid x --azureclientid x --azuresecret *** --azuresubscriptionid x --azureresourcegroupname x
--validationmode dns-01 --validation azure --azureusemsi --azuresubscriptionid x --azureresourcegroupname x