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ACME (RFC 8555) test server


pebble [-config string] [-dnsserver string] [-strict]


pebble is a miniature version of Boulder that can assist in the development and testing of ACME clients against the standard without having to setup a full production-capable ACME server.

pebble is NOT designed for production use and is for testing only.  By design, it will drop all of its state between invocations and will randomize keys and certificates used for issuance!


-config string

File path to the Pebble configuration file (default "test/config/pebble-config.json")

-dnsserver string

Define a custom DNS server address (ex: or


Enable strict mode to test upcoming API breaking changes