Manually Renewing Let’s Encrypt Certificates on a Synology NAS

by Ray Newbery in


In some cases it is not practical or wise to keep port 80 open all the time so that Let's Encrypt can automatically renew on a Synology NAS. For example, I don’t need port 80 open to the internet for my home NAS. Since it is a well know port nefarious people are constantly scanning for port 80 on the internet. Since I don’t need it for anything I’d prefer to just keep it shut down at the router and not worry about it. Even if security wan’t a concern I just want to keep the traffic from these unnecessary scans off my network. So I manually renew the certificate every 60 to 90 days.

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