Have you updated your Synology to the latest DSM 6? If you haven’t done it yet, here is reason to get you started.
I have been wanting to do this for a long time, but I never managed to figure out how to do it until now.
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First of all, you need to have your own domain name pointing at your synology. Follow this guide to learn how.
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Once you have done that, here is what you do.
Navigate to Security and then click on certificate:
You will have the self-signed Synology certificate available.
Let’s add a certificate for the domain name you created in the previous step:
- Click on Add
- Select Add new certificate
Note, If you get an error while obtaining the certificate, you need to open port 80/443 in your router (Thanks hades2003 for the tip):
Select, Get a new certificate from Let’s encrypt.
To create your certificate, you need to:
- Add your new domain (or subdomain): ds.example.com or example.com
- Add your email
- Enter your old DDNS address: mydomain.synology.me
Now that the new certificate has been created, click on it and select “configure”:
Click on each service and change to your new certificate:
Now, log out of your synology and login using your new domain name. You should see this:
One last change:
- Navigate to Network
- DSM settings
- It is recommended to change your Http and https port numbers (you can do it here)
- Check: automatically redirect http to https , so all your logins and user’s logins will be secured
And you are done!!