Welcome to django-ca’s documentation!

django-ca is a tool to manage TLS certificate authorities and easily issue and revoke certificates. It is based cryptography and Django. It can be used as an app in an existing Django project or stand-alone with the basic project included. Everything can be managed via the command line via manage.py commands - so no web server is needed, if you’re happy with the command-line.


  1. Set up a secure local certificate authority in just a few minutes.

  2. Certificate revocation via CRLs and OCSP.

  3. Certificate issuance via ACMEv2, command line, web interface or REST API.

  4. Management via command line and/or via Django’s admin interface.

  5. Get email notifications about certificates about to expire.

  6. Written in Python 3.9+, Django 4.2+ and cryptography 42+.

Please see https://django-ca.readthedocs.org for the most recent documentation.

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