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pfSense SSH Key Authentication
I can't help wondering if the author is expecting to do this every 3 months or so, as you can't get certificates with longer expiration dates than that with Let's encrypt. You may also need to assign a custom privilege to the user account — this will depend on whether you made it an administrator or added to a group with the require access. If you are unfamiliar with how to retrieve the correct CRL and OCSP paths from your certificate, just browse to your site secured with the certificate i. Please update me on my email once you get the solution for auto renewal ssl on pfsense. I will describe one common method for this in the next few steps.

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Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificate on pfSense 2.3

Since pFSense is my preferred choice when it comes to firewall solutions, it is logical that I would setup VPN solution on it. My goal is to setup OpenVPN without additional payed services. So that means issuing own certificates, managing own CA and revocation list.

Especially for my private needs and testing labs. Enter a name for the CA Method: HR select your country. Create an Internal Certificate Descriptive name: Server Certificate Lifetime select length, for me is 10 years. City, Organization, email will be entered from CA data Common name: If we head back to System Cert. Want your router to be notthathard. Need DHCP to hand out that domain name? Not a problem, enter it right there in your DHCP server config.

Need help setting that up? Ask here in this subreddit and you'll get tons of help, and a few people pretending like it is an impossible task. Yes, I can create my own certificates. I can issue my own self signed. Issue signed certs, and give one to the pfSense web configurator. But the point here is a reminder that certificates that pfSense created are not trusted with modern security policies. So someone might want to look into updating that.

I regenerated my self-signed certificates this week in pfSense with SANs corresponding to my local domain and local IP. Yes, pfSense should update their default certificate generation methods to include SANs by default.

However, at least you're not stuck and you can generate new certificates that work in Chrome 58 from pfSense itself. The guy you're responding to obviously doesn't believe in non-routable local domains. Fuck that idiocy, I have zero need for a public domain name, I offer no services externally, and I'm the only user in my domain. I can manage my own internal DNS and self-signed certificate authority, I don't need to pay someone else to do it for me. Are you logged into your Reddit account right now?

Is your internal domain name reddit. Did you receive a security warning when you logged in because your computer's domain name was not only non-routable, but also different from that of the Reddit servers? You're missing the point where I cannot access the router by its external name from the inside. And now you have me spending money, for a domain I don't want, to solve a problem in pfSense's certificate issuing system.

Let's fix the security problem in the generated certificates. Sure I could not use certificates issued by pfSense, but then the certificates issued by pfSense would still be invalid. Not to be rude, but one trait of autism is to hyperfocus on your personal interpretation of the situation rather than attempt to fully understand what's actually happening. This seems to be at play here. I guess I am a little confused by your comment.

Your IP address is irrelevant to the process of issuing a certificate. He's an idiot who keeps spouting "just buy a domain, man! Why haven't you bought one yet???? He clearly isn't trying to provide a practical solution and this problem has nothing to do with buying a public cert and domain and everything to do with an issue in generating local certs. Hes also an idiot that doesn't realize some people use pfsense on closed networks where dot coms et al are never going to resolve by design.

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Be excellent with each other. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet. When your web browser requests the SSL certificate it is served up. Now one last thing. These certificates only last for 3 months. However, you can configure automatic renewal. Go back and tick the enable acme client renewal job under General Settings. I have a static IP for my router.

I have my own Top Level Domain name. For the DNS challenge to work, you need a domain name because you need to prove that you own that domain name via a txt DNS record. They are free, they seem good. Select the Account Keys tab and then click on Add. Let me break down this next Screenshot. Enter the name of the account key.

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