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Instructions für complete automation of the certificate ordering process.  The QuickSSLPremium product is used here as an example and DNS is used as the authentication method.

The ordering process for S/MIME certificates differs and is described separately.

Table of Contents

Basics of the JSON and XML API

All important information for the use of the JSON and XML API can be found under the following links:

Process Overview

Flow Chart

Tasks Names, Codes and Routes

TaskCodeRoute
ContactCreate400201

POST /sslcontact

CertificatePrepareOrder400110POST /certiicate/prepareOrder
CertificateCreate400101POST /certificate
PollInfo0905GET /poll
PollConfirm0906PUT /poll/$id
CertificateInfo

00104

GET /certificate/$id

DNS Validation

DNS validation, i.e. validation by zone entry, is supported by many domain-validated certificates.  To do this, for some CAs you must store a specific TXT or CNAME record in the zone belonging to the certificate name. This is checked for validity by the issuing certificate authority. If the corresponding zone is managed by InterNetX, the provisioning of the zone takes place automatically.

Preparation

Connect SSLManager to AutoDNS

For the automatic provisioning of the zone, you have to connect the SSLManager to your AutoDNS access once. In the SSL Manager go to the User Configuration and click on the menu item Connect SSL Manager to the Domain Administration System.

If necessary, you must enter the URL to your Personal AutoDNS or Registrar AutoDNS yourself.


You will then be redirected to the AutoDNS login page. Enter your AutoDNS credentials here to establish the connection.

Note that you must perform the following actions with your SSLManager user.

Create Contact

A technical and administrative contact is required to order a QuickSSLPremium certificate. You can use existing contacts or create new contacts. You can use the new contacts for future orders.

ContactCreate - Example

Request
POST /sslcontact
{
  "fname": "John",
  "lname": "Doe",
  "phone": "+49-123-12345",
  "fax": "+49-123-12345",
  "email": "john.doe@example.com",
  "title": "Admin",
  "organization": "Company",
  "address": "123 Main Street",
  "pcode": "12345",
  "city": "Anytown",
  "country": "DE",
  "state": "BY"
}
Response
{
    "stid": "20180926-stid",
    "status": {
        "code": "S400201",
        "text": "Contact was created successfully.",
        "type": "SUCCESS"
    },
    "object": {
        "type": "contact",
        "value": "100"
    },
    "data": [
        {
            "fname": "John",
            "lname": "Doe",
            "phone": "+49-123-12345",
            "email": "john.doe@example.com",
            "title": "Admin",
            "organization": "Company",
            "address": "123 Main Street",
            "pcode": "12345",
            "city": "Anytown",
            "country": "DE",
            "state": "BY",
            "owner": {
                "user": "user",
                "context": 9
            },
            "id": 100
        }
    ]
}
Request
<request>
    <auth>
        <user>USER</user>
        <context>CONTEXT</context>
        <password>PASSWORD</password>
    </auth>
    <task>
        <code>400201</code>
        <contact>
            <first>Michael</first>
            <last>Mustermann</last>
            <phone>+49-941-1234560</phone>
            <email>michael.mustermann@example.com</email>
            <title>Admin</title>
            <organization>Beispiel GmbH</organization>
            <address>Maximilianstrasse 36000</address>
            <postal_code>93047</postal_code>
            <city>Regensburg</city>
            <country>DE</country>
            <state>Bayern</state>
        </contact>
    </task>
</request>
Response
<response>
    <result>
        <data/>
        <status>
            <code>S400201</code>
            <text>Contact was created successfully.</text>
            <type>success</type>
            <object>
                <type>contact</type>
                <value>100</value> <!-- The ID of the created contact -->
            </object>
        </status>
    </result>
  <stid>20180926-app1-104</stid>
</response>

Order a QuickSSLPremium Certificate

Create DNS Record and check CSR

QuickSSLPremium certificates are verified by TXT entries. A new TXT record with specific values must be stored in the zone belonging to the common name (CNAME).

Example TXT : 
example.com. 300 IN TXT "201704071405295z34is5g0jjairsdu0v5opdw8512td8kixzvtaacu4ebrkry5q
"

With the CertificatePrepareOrder task, the CSR key provided is checked for the correct bit length, for example, and the required authentication data is generated.

Note that the CSR code must be on a single line. Any existing line breaks must be removed.

CertificatePrepareOrder - Example

Request
POST /certificate/prepareOrder
{
  "plain": "----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- .... -----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----",
  "product": "QUICKSSLPREMIUM"
}
Response
{
    "stid": "20180926-stid",
    "status": {
        "code": "S400110",
        "text": "CSR key was checked successfully.",
        "type": "SUCCESS"
    },
    "data": [
        {
            "plain": "-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- ... -----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----",
            "name": "example.com",
            "keySize": 2048,
            "countryCode": "DE",
            "state": "BY",
            "city": "Regensburg",
            "organization": "Company GmbH",
            "organizationUnit": "Entwicklung",
            "product": "QUICKSSLPREMIUM",
            "authentication": [
                {
                    "method": "EMAIL",
                    "approverEmails": [
                        "admin@example.com",
                        "administrator@example.com",
                        "hostmaster@example.com",
                        "webmaster@example.com",
                        "postmaster@example.com"
                    ]
                },
                {
                    "method": "DNS",
                    "dns": "example.com.\t\t300\tIN\tTXT\t\"201704071405295z34is5g0jjairsdu0v5opdw8512td8kixzvtaacu4ebrkry5q\""
                },
                {
                    "method": "FILE"
                }
            ],
            "algorithm": "RSA",
            "signatureHashAlgorithm": "SHA256"
        }
    ]
}
Request
<request>
    <auth>
        <user>USER</user>
        <context>CONTEXT</context>
        <password>PASSWORD</password>
    </auth>
    <task>
        <code>400110</code>
        <certificate_request>
            <plain><![CDATA[----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- .... -----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----]]></plain>
            <product>QUICKSSLPREMIUM</product>
        </certificate_request>
    </task>
</request>
Response
<response>
    <result>
        <data>
            <certificate_request>
                <plain><![CDATA[-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- ... -----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----]]></plain>
                <name><![CDATA[example.com]]></name>
                <key_size>2048</key_size>
                <country_code>DE</country_code>
                <state><![CDATA[Bayern]]></state>
                <city><![CDATA[Regensburg]]></city>
                <organization><![CDATA[Company GmbH]]></organization>
                <organization_unit>Entwicklung</organization_unit>
                <email>email@example.com</email>
                <product>QUICKSSLPREMIUM</product>
                <authentication>
                    <method>DNS</method>
                    <dns>example.com. 300 IN TXT "201704071405295z34is5g0jjairsdu0v5opdw8512td8kixzvtaacu4ebrkry5q"</dns>
     				<provisioning>1</provisioning>
                </authentication>
                <authentication>
                    <method>FILE</method>
                    <file_name><![CDATA[http://example.com/.well-known/pki-validation/fileauth.txt]]></file_name>
                    <file_content><![CDATA[201704071405295z34is5g0jjairsdu0v5opdw8512td8kixzvtaacu4ebrkry5q]]></file_content>
                </authentication>
                <algorithm>RSA</algorithm>
                <signature_hash_algorithm>SHA256</signature_hash_algorithm>
            </certificate_request>
        </data>
        <status>
            <code>S400110</code>
            <text>CSR key was checked successfully.</text>
            <type>success</type>
        </status>
    </result>
  <stid>20170407-app1-223</stid>
</response>

Certificate Create

With the order type CertificateCreate you send the actual order to the system. You must set certain values:

  • Contact:  Enter the contact ID of the required contacts. For QuickSSLPremium these are the administrative and the technical contact.
  • Name: The name of the certificate.
  • Product: The value for QuickSSLPremium is QUICKSSLPREMIUM
  • Authentication: The generated authentication data
  • Term: Specify a term allowed for the certificate. For QuickSSLPremium, this is 12 or 24 months.
  • Software: select APACHESSL or IIS5
  • CSR: The CSR that is part of the certificate

 For the automatic provisioning of the zone, i.e. the automatic triggering of the zone update, it must be managed via AutoDNS and the SSL Manager and AutoDNS systems must be linked. See step Connect SSLManager to AutoDNS

CertificateCreate - Example

Request
POST /certificate
{
  "adminContact": {
    "id": 100
  },
  "technicalContact": {
    "id": 100
  },
  "name": "example.com",
  "lifetime": {
    "unit": "MONTH",
    "period": 12
  },
  "software": "APACHESSL",
  "csr": "-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- ... -----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----",
  "product": "QUICKSSLPREMIUM",
  "authentication": {
    "method": "DNS",
    "dns": "example.com.\t\t300\tIN\tTXT\t\"201704071405295z34is5g0jjairsdu0v5opdw8512td8kixzvtaacu4ebrkry5q\"",
    "provisioning": true
  }
}
Response
{
    "stid": "20180926-stid",
    "status": {
        "code": "N400101",
        "text": "Certificate order was started successfully.",
        "type": "NOTIFY"
    },
    "object": {
        "type": "Certificate",
        "value": "example.com"
    },
    "data": [
        {
            "id": 123456
        }
    ]
}
Request
<request>
    <auth>
        <user>USER</user>
        <password>PASSWORD</password>
        <context>CONTEXT</context>
    </auth>
    <task>
        <code>400101</code>
        <certificate>
            <technical>
                <id>100</id>
            </technical>
            <admin>
                <id>100</id>
            </admin> 
            <name>example.com</name>
            <product>QUICKSSLPREMIUM</product>
            <authentication>
                <method>DNS</method>
                <dns>example.com. 300 IN TXT "201704071405295z34is5g0jjairsdu0v5opdw8512td8kixzvtaacu4ebrkry5q"</dns> 
                <provisioning>1</provisioning>
            </authentication>
            <lifetime>12</lifetime>
            <software>APACHESSL</software> <!-- APACHESSL / IIS5 -->
            <csr><![CDATA[---------BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- .... -----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----]]></csr> <!-- Der CSR KEY -->
        </certificate>
    </task>
</request>
Response
<response>
  <result>
    <data>
      <certificate_job>
        <job>
          <id>123456</id>
          <status>RUNNING</status>
        </job>
      </certificate_job>
    </data>
    <status>
      <code>N400101</code>
      <text>Certificate order was started successfully.</text>
      <type>notify</type>
      <object>
        <type>certificate</type>
        <value>example.com</value>
      </object>
    </status>
  </result>
 <stid>20180407-app1-334</stid>
</response>

Checking and Confirming Notifications

The CertificateCreate task automatically generates a request for ordering the certificate. Once the request has been processed, a request notification is generated with information about the request. You can query this using the order type PollInfo. If the order was successful, you receive, among other things, the ID of the certificate ordered. Finally you have to confirm the order with PollConfirm.

PollInfo - Examples

Request
GET /poll
Response
{
    "stid": "20180926-stid",
    "status": {
        "code": "S0905",
        "text": "The notification was polled successfully.",
        "type": "SUCCESS"
    },
    "object": {
        "type": "message",
        "value": "1405448",
        "summary": 2
    },
    "data": [
        {
            "id": 1405448,
            "job": {
                "created": "2018-12-11T15:10:43.000+0100",
                "updated": "2018-12-11T15:10:55.000+0100",
                "status": "SUCCESS",
                "execution": "2018-12-11T15:10:42.000+0100",
                "id": 9218718,
                "type": "ssl",
                "subType": "QUICKSSLPREMIUM",
                "action": "create"
            },
            "stid": "20180926-stid",
            "object": {
                "type": "Certificate",
                "value": "example.com",
                "data": {
                    "created": "2018-12-11T00:00:00.000+0100",
                    "id": 570,
                    "orderId": "2742528",
             ...
                }
            }
        }
    ]
}
Request
<request>
    <auth>
        <user>USER</user>
        <context>CONTEXT</context>
        <password>PASSWORD</password>
    </auth>
    <task>
        <code>0905</code>
    </task>
</request>
Response
<response>
    <result>
        <data>
            <summary>1</summary>
            <message>
                <id>1855680</id>
                <owner>
                    <user>customer</user>
                    <context>4</context>
                </owner>
                <job>
                    <domain>
                        <name>example.com</name>
                        <expire>2019-10-15 14:02:40</expire>
                        <payable>2019-10-15 14:02:41</payable>
                        <ownerc>100</ownerc>
                        <adminc>100</adminc>
                        <techc>100</techc>
                        <nic_member_label>VGRS-TEST</nic_member_label>
                        <registry_status>LOCK</registry_status>
                        <nserver>
                            <name>a.ns14.net</name>
                        </nserver>
                        <nserver>
                            <name>b.ns14.net</name>
                        </nserver>
                        <nserver>
                            <name>c.ns14.net</name>
                        </nserver>
                        <nserver>
                            <name>d.ns14.net</name>
                        </nserver>
                        <period>1</period>
                        <authinfo>S0Lygv+ZkNbniICm</authinfo>
                        <autorenew>true</autorenew>
                        <confirm_order>1</confirm_order>
                        <confirm_owner_consent>0</confirm_owner_consent>
                        <registrar_status>ACTIVE</registrar_status>
                        <rdds_opt_in>NOT_SET</rdds_opt_in>
                        <owner/>
                        <updater/>
                        <created>2018-10-15 14:02:41</created>
                    </domain>
                    <job_id>4295625406</job_id>
                    <status>
                        <code>S0101</code>
                        <type>success</type>
                        <object>
                            <type>domain</type>
                            <value>example.com</value>
                        </object>
                    </status>
                    <stid>20181015-app1-3788</stid>
                </job>
                <created>2018-10-15 14:03:02</created>
            </message>
        </data>
        <status>
            <code>S0905</code>
            <text>The notification was polled successfully.</text>
            <type>success</type>
            <object>
                <type>message</type>
                <value>1855680</value>
            </object>
        </status>
    </result>
  <stid>20181015-app1-3805</stid>
</response>


PollConfirm - Examples

Request
PUT /poll/{id}
Response
{
    "stid": "20180926-stid",
    "status": {
        "code": "S0906",
        "text": "The notification was confirmed successfully.",
        "type": "SUCCESS"
    },
    "object": {
        "type": "message",
        "value": "1819853"
    }
}
Request
<request>
    <auth>
        <user>USER</user>
        <context>CONTEXT</context>
        <password>PASSWORD</password>
    </auth>
    <task>
        <code>0906</code>
       <message>
            <id>650664</id>
        </message>
    </task>
</request>
Response
<response>
    <result>
        <data>
            <summary>0</summary>
            <message>
                <id>650664</id>
            </message>
        </data>
        <status>
            <code>S0906</code>
            <text>The notification was confirmed successfully.</text>
            <type>success</type>
            <object>
                <type>message</type>
                <value>650664</value>
            </object>
        </status>
         <stid>20180926-app1-552</stid>
	 </result>
</response>

Inquire Certificate Data

The  CertificateInfo task inquires the certificate data. The data can be queried and confirmed using the ID from the Checking and Confirming Notifications step.

Certifica tInfo - Example

Request
GET /certificate/$id
Response
{
    "stid": "20180926-stid",
    "status": {
        "code": "S400104",
        "text": "Certificate data were inquired successfully.",
        "type": "SUCCESS"
    },
    "object": {
        "type": "Certificate",
        "value": "example.com"
    },
    "data": [
        {
            "created": "2018-09-26T00:00:00.000+0200",
            "updated": "2018-09-26T11:38:08.000+0200",
            "id": 13258,
            "owner": {
                "user": "user",
                "context": 9
            },
            "orderId": "2695961",
            "adminContact": {
                "id": 100
				...
            },
            "technicalContact": {
                "id": 100
				...
            },
            "name": "example.com",
            "lifetime": {
                "unit": "MONTH",
                "period": 12
            },
            "software": "APACHESSL",
            "csr": "-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- ... -----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----",
            "server": "-----BEGIN CERTIFICATE----- ... -----END CERTIFICATE-----\n",
            "serialNumber": "750C3006B23B90D0F396A3D153EB4C8",
            "product": "QUICKSSLPREMIUM",
            "expire": "2019-09-26T12:00:00.000+0200",
            "authentication": {
                "method": "DNS",
                "dns": "example.com.\t\t300\tIN\tTXT\t\"201704071405295z34is5g0jjairsdu0v5opdw8512td8kixzvtaacu4ebrkry5q\"",
                "provisioning": true
            },
            "certificateTransparencyPrivacy": "PUBLIC",
            "domain": "example.com"
        }
    ]
}
Request
<request>
    <auth>
        <user>USER</user>
        <context>CONTEXT</context>
        <password>PASSWORD</password>
    </auth>
    <task>
        <code>400104</code>
        <certificate>
            <id>100</id>
        </certificate>
    </task>
</request>
Response
<response>
  <result>
    <data>
      <certificate>
        <order_id>1003396954</order_id>
        <technical>
          <first>John</first>
            <last>Doe</last>
            <phone>+49-941-1234560</phone>
            <email>k.doe@example.com</email>
            <title>Admin</title>
            <organization>Example GmbH</organization>
            <address>Maximilianstrasse 36000</address>
            <postal_code>93047</postal_code>
            <city>Regensburg</city>
            <country>DE</country>
            <state>Bayern</state>
          <owner>
            <user>USER</user>
            <context>CONTEXT</context>
          </owner>
          <updater>
            <user>USER</user>
            <context>CONTEXT</context>
          </updater>
          <id>20398</id>
          <created>2017-01-01 10:35:22</created>
          <updated>2017-01-01 01:05:07</updated>
        </technical>
        <admin>
          <first>John</first>
            <last>Doe</last>
            <phone>+49-941-1234560</phone>
            <email>j.doe@example.com</email>
            <title>Admin</title>
            <organization>Example GmbH</organization>
            <address>Maximilianstrasse 36000</address>
            <postal_code>93047</postal_code>
            <city>Regensburg</city>
            <country>DE</country>
            <state>Bavaria</state>
          <owner>
            <user>USER</user>
            <context>CONTEXT</context>
          </owner>
          <updater>
            <user>USER</user>
            <context>CONTEXT</context>
          </updater>
          <id>20398</id>
          <created>2017-01-01 10:35:22</created>
          <updated>2017-01-01 01:05:07</updated>
        </admin> 
        <name>example.com</name><!-- ertificate name -->
        <lifetime>12</lifetime><!-- certificate runtime -->
        <software>APACHE2</software>
        <csr><![CDATA[----BEGIN CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- .... -----END CERTIFICATE REQUEST-----]]></csr>
        <server><![CDATA[----BEGIN CERTIFICATE ----- .... -----END CERTIFICATE-----]]></server>
        <serial_number>SERIALNUMBER</serial_number>
        <product>QUICKSSLPREMIUM</product>
        <sha>SHA2</sha>
        <expire>2030-01-01 23:59:59</expire><!-- certificate expire date -->
        <extension />
        <certification_authority>
          <ca_type>ICA1</ca_type>
          <ca_cert><![CDATA[----BEGIN CERTIFICATE ----- .... -----END CERTIFICATE-----]]></ca_cert>
        </certification_authority>
        <authentication>
          <method>DNS</method>
          <dns>example.com. 300 IN TXT "201704071405295z34is5g0jjairsdu0v5opdw8512td8kixzvtaacu4ebrkry5q"</dns>
        </authentication>
        <owner>
          <user>USER</user>
          <context>CONTEXT</context>
        </owner>
        <updater>
          <user>USER</user>
          <context>CONTEXT</context>
        </updater>
        <id>100</id><!-- certificate id -->
        <created>2017-01-01 00:00:00</created>
        <updated>2017-01-01 14:30:36</updated>
      </certificate>
    </data>
    <status>
      <code>S400104</code>
      <text>Certificate data were inquired successfully..</text>
      <type>success</type>
      <object>
        <type>certificate</type>
        <value>example.com</value><!-- certificate name -->
      </object>
    </status>
  </result>
 <stid>20181015-app1-672</stid>
</response>