This is a guide about how to use Let’s Encrypt certificates on a Turris Omnia router.
This guide assumes that you already have a (dynamic) domain pointing to your router and that it’s IP is updated when the IP of your router changes. It also assumes that you don't forward port 80 to any other device in your network.
In this guide we'll not change any files that were pre-installed. We'll only add new files. (With the exception of the self-signed TLS certificate that was generated on your router when it first started.)
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For any of these steps, you need to ssh to your router:
The following command will install
acme.sh (a Let's Encrypt client) in
/root/.acme.sh/ and create a cronjob for it. Adjust the email address to receive emails should a certificate expire.
cd /root curl https://get.acme.sh | sh
acme.sh v3.0 (released August, 2021) uses ZeroSSL as its default CA (more info). LetsEncrypt remains fully supported, but it must be explicitly chosen as the default ACME server:
./.acme.sh/acme.sh --set-default-ca --server letsencrypt
EMAILemail@example.com ./.acme.sh/acme.sh --accountemail "$EMAIL" --register-account # First Time Only ./.acme.sh/acme.sh --accountemail "$EMAIL" --update-account
We’re going to use
acme.sh in webroot mode. Therefore we must slightly extend lighttpd’s config.
echo 'alias.url += ( "/.well-known/acme-challenge/" => "/www/letsencrypt/.well-known/acme-challenge/")' \ > /etc/lighttpd/conf.d/letsencrypt.conf mkdir -p /www/letsencrypt/.well-known/acme-challenge/
Lighttpd must be restarted for the above configuration to take effect:
This adds a rule to your firewall which is disabled by default. When enabled, the rule allows traffic to port 80 on your router. Every time a certificate is renewed, this rule will be temporarily enabled. It will automatically get disabled after the certificate was renewed.
uci set firewall.letsencrypt=rule uci set firewall.letsencrypt.target=ACCEPT uci set firewall.letsencrypt.src=wan uci set firewall.letsencrypt.proto=tcp uci set firewall.letsencrypt.dest_port=80 uci set firewall.letsencrypt.name='allow http on wan' uci set firewall.letsencrypt.enabled=0 uci commit firewall /etc/init.d/firewall reload
Note: Make sure, that traffic from
wan zone to the
input chain is allowed!
DOMAIN=your-router.domain /root/.acme.sh/acme.sh \ --issue \ -d "$DOMAIN" \ -w /www/letsencrypt/ \ --pre-hook "uci set firewall.letsencrypt.enabled=1; uci commit firewall; /etc/init.d/firewall reload" \ --post-hook "uci set firewall.letsencrypt.enabled=0; uci commit firewall; /etc/init.d/firewall reload" \ --reloadcmd "cat /root/.acme.sh/$DOMAIN/$DOMAIN.cer /root/.acme.sh/$DOMAIN/$DOMAIN.key > /etc/lighttpd-self-signed.pem; /etc/init.d/lighttpd restart"
acme.sh will automatically renew the certificate after it’s issued for the first time.