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Tech Document Sep 26, 2018

How to Install SSL Certificates on QNAP NAS Servers

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After applying your certificate,you will get the certificate file in the format of ZIP. That includes the following file

yourdomainname_com.crt - your domain certificate - Intermediate file.

Step 1 : Import the files into QNAP

By using those file with the private key generated while generate the CSR for installation as follows. Need to import the file in the respective field.

Go to QNAP->Contral Panel->Security->Certificate & Private Key

Then copy and paste

Private key you generated earlier goes into the Private Key section.

yourdomainname_com.crt goes into the Certificate Section goes into Intermediate Certificate Section

Step 2 : Configure Your Nas's Ports

There is actually likely to be a port conflict between your new web site and the admin page of the NAS. To get around this, you need to change the port your admin page uses.

Go to General Settings, System Administration

Change System port to 8080 and if you're using SSL for the admin page, change that to 8081.

**Note, after this change you will need to do a few more things. Each time you access your admin page you will need to put :8080 or :8081 after your browser URL. So e.g. https://younasIPordomain:8081

In addition, if you use any of the QNAP phone apps, these will also have to have this port manually specified in the app.

If you use any of these apps over the internet, you will also now have to forward these ports in your router's NAT to your NAS or they won't work.

OK, now that's done, go to applications Web Server.

Ensure that your web server is set to use port 80 (even though you've done SSL, there are times when you need good old port 80 open. You don't have to, it's your choice.

Here, ensure the HTTPS port is set to 443. Obviously your router has to be set up to forward this too.

Step 3 :Configure Your Nas's Virtual Hosts

If you're using virtual hosts, this is very simple, the format is:

Host Name: your domain name e.g.

Folder Name: the folder where your entire web site is

Protocol: the HTTP or HTTPS protocol you're setting up

Port: 80 if you chose HTTP above, or 443 if you chose HTTPS above.