QNAP ssl certificate for web server, not myQNAP cloud

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My domain is: no domain

I ran this command:

It produced this output:

My web server is (include version): Apache within QNAP

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version):
I have installed a R3 Let's Encrypt certificate on my QNAP server, but it turns out it covers the myQNAPCloud traffic, not my webserver virtual sites.
According to QNAP support there is a way to install a Let's Encrypt certificate for my web server as well (to allow HTTPS sites), but that I need to follow the precise Let's Encrypt instructions. Does anyone has those instructions or point me to where to find them?

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Hi @pan054, and welcome to the LE community forum :slight_smile:

Unfortunately, this is incorrect OR misworded:

LE is not the creator/maintainer/keeper of such specific information.

Try a web search for something like "how to install a certificate in QNAP".


Hi @pan054,

Let’s Encrypt offers Domain Validation (DV) certificates.

Without a domain name you will not be able to make use of Let’s Encrypt.
Sorry. :frowning:


Thanks for pointing that out, Bruce, it shows my ignorance on the subjet. Does that mean, in general, that I can't have a secure HTTPS website without domain controller?

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No one mentioned:

You need a domain name to get a cert.
Perhaps the QNAP can use a domain name from their control - I don't know, I don't use QNAP.


Hi Bruce,
as it turns out, my ddns supplyer pointed out that my website does have a domain name: ddns.net. Does this change anything?

You'd have a subdomain under ddns.net, e.g. example.ddns.net.

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hi rg305,
Thanks for your response, I know how to install a certificate + key on QNAP, but doing that with the LE certificate seems to only certify the myqnapcloud (mainly NAS server management) traffic. And I meed my website to get an ssl certificate so it can be changed to a https site.

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thanks, I now know the name of the domain controller as my ddns service pointed out that they provide the dc service.

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I think we need to agree on the definition of the words we use.
Let's review and hopefully agree on the definition of:
Domain controller - Wikipedia
Name server - Wikipedia


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