Let's Encrypt with the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter

This guide uses https://letsencrypt.org/ and https://github.com/Neilpang/acme.sh to generate a valid SSL certificate for the EdgeRouter.

  • Does not ever expose the admin GUI to the internet
  • 100% /config driven, does not require modification to EdgeOS system files

Install acme.sh & scripts

  • Connect via ssh to your EdgeRouter and execute the following command.
    curl https://raw.githubusercontent.com/j-c-m/ubnt-letsencrypt/master/install.sh | sudo bash


  • In the steps below replace/verify the following:
    • subdomain.example.com - FQDN
    • - LAN IP of Router
  • Configure DNS record for subdomain.example.com to your public WAN IP.
  • Connect via ssh to your EdgeRouter.
  1. Initialize your certificate.

    sudo /config/scripts/renew.acme.sh -d subdomain.example.com

    You can include additional common names for your certificate, so long as they resolve to the same WAN address:

    sudo /config/scripts/renew.acme.sh -d subdomain.example.com -d subdomain2.example.com
  2. Enter configuration mode.

  3. Setup static host mapping for FQDN to the LAN IP.

    set system static-host-mapping host-name subdomain.example.com inet
  4. Configure cert-file location for gui.

    set service gui cert-file /config/ssl/server.pem
    set service gui ca-file /config/ssl/ca.pem
  5. Configure task scheduler to renew certificate automatically.

    set system task-scheduler task renew.acme executable path /config/scripts/renew.acme.sh
    set system task-scheduler task renew.acme interval 1d
    set system task-scheduler task renew.acme executable arguments '-d subdomain.example.com'

    If you included multiple names in step 1, you'll need to include any additional names here as well.

    set system task-scheduler task renew.acme executable arguments '-d subdomain.example.com -d subdomain2.example.com'
  6. Commit, save and exit configuration mode.

  1. Accesss your router by going to https://subdomain.example.com


20200419 - Use SIGTERM for GUI service stop
20200109 - Use systemctl on 2.0 to start GUI service
20191022 - Prevent sudo error
20190311 - Initialize certificate first outside of configuration mode
20180609 - Install script
20180605 - IPv6 support
20180213 - Deprecate -i <wandev> option
20171126 - Add ca.pem for complete certificate chain
         - Temporarily disable http port forwarding during renew
20171013 - Remove reload.acme.sh
20170530 - Check wan ip
20170417 - Stop gui service during challenge
20170320 - Add multiple name support
20170317 - Change from standalone to webroot auth using lighttpd
20170224 - Bug fixes
20170110 - Born

Ubnt Letsencrypt

Let's Encrypt setup instructions for Ubiquiti EdgeRouter

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