Welcome to certbot-dns-bunny’s documentation!

The dns_bunny plugin automates the process of completing a dns-01 challenge (DNS01) by creating, and subsequently removing, TXT records using the Bunny.net API.


The plugin is not installed by default.


If you followed the official instructions, you likely installed certbot as a snap. In that case, you can install the plugin by running:

snap install certbot-dns-bunny
snap connect certbot:plugin certbot-dns-bunny

Alternatively, you can install certbot using pip and install the plugin by running:

pip install certbot-dns-bunny

Named Arguments


Bunny credentials INI file. (Required)


The number of seconds to wait for DNS to propagate before asking the ACME server to verify the DNS record. (Default: 120)


Use of this plugin requires a configuration file containing Bunny API credentials, obtained from your Bunny panel.

Bunny API keys are not scoped and give access to all account features.

Example credentials file using restricted API Key:
# Bunny API token used by Certbot
dns_bunny_api_key = a65e8ebd-45ab-44d2-a542-40d4d009e3bf

The path to this file can be provided interactively or using the --dns-bunny-credentials command-line argument. Certbot records the path to this file for use during renewal, but does not store the file’s contents.


You should protect these API credentials as you would the password to your Bunny account. Users who can read this file can use these credentials to issue arbitrary API calls on your behalf. Users who can cause Certbot to run using these credentials can complete a dns-01 challenge to acquire new certificates or revoke existing certificates for associated domains, even if those domains aren’t being managed by this server.

Certbot will emit a warning if it detects that the credentials file can be accessed by other users on your system. The warning reads “Unsafe permissions on credentials configuration file”, followed by the path to the credentials file. This warning will be emitted each time Certbot uses the credentials file, including for renewal, and cannot be silenced except by addressing the issue (e.g., by using a command like chmod 600 to restrict access to the file).


To acquire a certificate for example.com
certbot certonly \
  --authenticator dns-bunny \
  --dns-bunny-credentials ~/.secrets/certbot/bunny.ini \
  -d example.com
To acquire a single certificate for both example.com and www.example.com
certbot certonly \
  --authenticator dns-bunny \
  --dns-bunny-credentials ~/.secrets/certbot/bunny.ini \
  -d example.com \
  -d www.example.com
To acquire a certificate for example.com, waiting 60 seconds for DNS propagation
certbot certonly \
  --authenticator dns-bunny \
  --dns-bunny-credentials ~/.secrets/certbot/bunny.ini \
  --dns-bunny-propagation-seconds 60 \
  -d example.com

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