Create automation


Use this endpoint to set up certificate automation for a single host.

This endpoint supports:

  • Configuring automation for an ACME automation agent (agent-based automation).
  • Configuring a sensor to automate certificate requests on load balancers (agentless automation).
curl --location --request POST '' \
--header 'X-DC-DEVKEY: {{api_key}}' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--data-raw '{
    "accountId": 5153184,
    "automationActionType": "ENROLL",
    "divisionId": 677793,
    "profileName": "22jul2020 01",
    "serverLicense": 1,
    "cn": "",
    "sans": ",",
    "serverDetails": {
        "agentLicenseKey": "FED7731D93992414",
        "ip": "",
        "port": 440,
    "installSettings": {
        "installationType": "AUTO_INSTALL_AFTER_APPROVAL",
        "isAlwaysOn": false
200 OK
    "error": null,
    "data": {
        "message": "Successfully triggered certificate automation ENROLL for IP: and Port: 440",
        "errors": [],
        "status": {}
200 OK
    "error": null,
    "data": {
        "errors": [
                "errorCode": "1004",
                "errorField": "ip or port",
                "errorMessage": "No Ip-Ports specified for automation"
        "status": {}

Request parameters

Name Req/Opt Type Description
accountId required string Account ID.
automationActionType optional integer Certificate automation type.
Default: ENROLL
Allowed values:
ENROLL – Order and install a new certificate.
RENEW – Renew an existing DigiCert certificate that is about to expire.
TRANSFER – Migrate to a DigiCert certificate from another certificate authority.
divisionId required integer Division ID.
profileName optional string Automation profile name.
serverLicense optional integer Server license number.
cn optional string Common name of the certificate.
sans optional string Comma-separated list of additional subject alternative names (SANs) to secure with automated certificate requests.
additionalEmails optional string Comma-separated list of additional email IDs to send certificate lifecycle notifications.
serverDetails required object Object with server details
.. agentLicenseKey optional* string Agent license key.
*Required for ACME automation agent flow.
.. ip required string The IP address that you want to configure automation for.
.. managementIp optional string Management IP.
*Required for agentless automation flow.
For more information, see Sensor automation on F5 load balancer
.. port required integer The port that you want to configure automation for.
.. redirectPort optional integer Change the default SSL port (443) to a custom port of your choice.
installSettings required object Object with installation settings.
.. installationType required string Certificate installation type.
Certificate installation can either be on-demand or scheduled for a specific time.
AUTO_INSTALL_AFTER_APPROVAL: Install the certificate immediately after approval (on demand).
SCHEDULED_INSTALL: Schedule the certificate installation for a later date/time.
.. isAlwaysOn required boolean Whether to auto-renew and install certificates.
If true, you must specify autoRenewSettings in your request.
Default: false
.. autoRenewSettings optional object Object with auto-renew settings.
.. .. daysBeforeExpiry optional integer Number of days before expiration to renew the certificate.
Min:1 day
Max:Less than the certificate validity.
.. .. isAutoReplace optional boolean If true, we automatically request and install a replacement certificate if the certificate discovered on the host is revoked or missing.
Default: false
.. .. scheduleTime optional integer Time when automation starts on the relative days before certificate expiry.
Format: Number of seconds (0 (00:00:00) - 86400 (23:59:59)).
Epoch corresponds to 0 hours, 0 minutes, and 0 seconds (00:00:00) Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) on a specific date, which varies from system to system.
Example: 82800 (23:00)
.. .. scheduleTimeZone optional string Time zone for the automation.
Format: GMT + your timezone offset.
Example: -8#pacifictime
isCertTransparent optional boolean If true, enables certificate transparency (CT) logging for the host.
Default: false
For more information, see CT log monitoring service .

Response parameters

Name Type Description
error object Object with error details.
data object Object with response data.
..message string Message with details about successful creation.
..errors array List of errors, if any.
..errorCode string Error code.
.. errorField string The field that is missing.
.. errorMessage string Error message if request failed.