Ascio Web Service v3

Automating the SSL workflow

Avoiding manual tasks with SSL-Certificates

Reselling SSL Certificates can be cause many manual tasks. This tutorial shows how which steps need to be done in order to design a order-process without interaction.

The manual process

The automated process

This is an example how SSL can be automated with Ascio

$subDomain  = $argv[1];
$domainName =  $argv[2];
echo $domainName."\n";
$automation = new SslAutomation("testing",$domainName,$subDomain,"positivemdcssl");

// create CSR and Private Keys


// register a domain


// register the SSL Certificate with the generated CSR


// wait for the SSL Token


// create a DNS record


// wait for complete


// download certificate

$certificate = $automation->getCertificate();
echo "complete"; 


DNS Verification

DNS-records is a good way to automate verification. The reseller-system gets a token during the verification process. There are different types, depending on the CA

Digicert (RapidSSL, Geotrust, Symantec, Thawte)


File verification

A file is place on the Webserver. This is good when there is no access to the DNS. But there can be issues with the .htaccess file.


AutoinstallSSL works with Cpanel. The full installation is automated. It's based on file-verification and can fail if there is a .htaccess file.

SSL automation in action

Here you can see how the DNS-Verification is used in the WHMCS-Ascio-Plugin. Here is the implementation in WHMCS: WHCMS SSL Plugin source

WSDL for AWS v3 (OTE) (Live)
Please configure the IP-Whitelisting in the portal/demo-portal.