Do I really need a certificate for my router?


Please fill out the fields below so we can help you better. Note: you must provide your domain name to get help. Domain names for issued certificates are all made public in Certificate Transparency logs (e.g., so withholding your domain name here does not increase secrecy, but only makes it harder for us to provide help.

My domain is: N/A

I ran this command: N/A

It produced this output: N/A

My web server is (include version): N/A

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): N/A

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: N/A

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don’t know): What’s a root shell?

I’m using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel): N/A

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you’re using Certbot): N/A

This is just a general question. If I use a VPN to access my one ip camera and don’t access my router from outside my LAN, do I really need HTTPS?


Probably not.  


That’s what I thought. Thanks for such a quick reply!


That depends…
If your internal network uses WiFi or extends to/through any untrusted/insecure network… then maybe.
But HTTPS alone does not imply a secure system.
HTTPS alone can only serve to obscure the conversation (and can also be used to hide login info).

closed #5

This topic was automatically closed 30 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.