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  #1700430 9-Jan-2017 09:33
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CYaBro:

 

@michaelmurfy Will you write a guide on how to create and install the letsencrypt cert on the unifi controller? :)

 

 

Sure. I did it at around 2am but essentially what happens is I have the certbot script that runs to updates the NGINX SSL certificate which invokes another script to put that same certificate into the Java cert store and restarts the UniFi controller. It was a script I found on Github Gist but was quite easy to get up and running.

 

 

I'd love to see this guide too! I've got a unifi controller on a linux VM and was going to use StartSSL as I've got some of my sub left over with them but given their owners recent issues and the browser groups considering blocking their SSLs I would rather move to another public CA and lets encrypt seems rather good to me!


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  #1700465 9-Jan-2017 10:44
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Thanks to this thread, i decided to see if unRAID had a docker image for ubiquiti, and sure enough it does.  so quickly added that and yeah, a lot easier than tying to remember which computer I installed the software on :)


 
 
 
 


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  #1700500 9-Jan-2017 13:00
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@CYaBro @Benoire Here is a quick guide on my blog: https://murfy.nz/2017/01/ubiquiti-unifi-secure-installation/

 

 

Thank you so much!  Will have a go at this later, be good to get rid of the annoying cert errors.


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  #1700509 9-Jan-2017 13:23
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@CYaBro @Benoire Here is a quick guide on my blog: https://murfy.nz/2017/01/ubiquiti-unifi-secure-installation/

 



 

And thank you from me!


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  #1700571 9-Jan-2017 16:41
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@michaelmurfy should the domain that replaces example.org be FQDN e.g. unifi.domain.com or does it attach itself to the hostname?  In simple terms should I replace domain.org with unifi.domain.com or just domain.com?

 

Thanks,

 

Chris




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  #1700572 9-Jan-2017 16:47
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Benoire:

 

Should the domain that replaces example.org be FQDN e.g. unifi.domain.com or does it attach itself to the hostname?  In simple terms should I replace domain.org with unifi.domain.com or just domain.com?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Either 127.0.0.1:8443 or unifi.example.org:8443 - as long as nginx knows where it is looking you'll be fine. I normally do my configurations so they can be moved to any machine with little or hardly any additional configuration needed.





 
 
 
 


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  #1700947 10-Jan-2017 15:10
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@michaelmurfy Do you know what's the best way to move a couple of unifi devices from an onsite controller to my cloud controller?

 

Don't want to lose any of the current settings.


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  #1701592 11-Jan-2017 18:30
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Here is a quick guide on my blog: https://murfy.nz/2017/01/ubiquiti-unifi-secure-installation/

 

 

I just realised that my cloud controller is running on Ubuntu 14.04, will the instructions be the same?


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Big thanks to michaelmurfy for setting this up. Makes keeping an eye on the network so much easier, especially when I don't have a PC on all the time.
Only real problem now is that I want to upgrade my old Netgear WNDR3700 running dd-wrt to a USG router.



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  #1701730 11-Jan-2017 22:28
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@CYaBro Ubuntu 14.04 doesn't have the LetsEncrypt package in the repository so you'll need to install this manually. There is a guide on https://certbot.eff.org/#ubuntutrusty-nginx on how to do this. Otherwise you can freely run a dist-upgrade to bring this up to Ubuntu 16.04. 





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  #1705111 18-Jan-2017 10:46
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test

 

Hmmm geekzone won't let me post something, I keep getting blocked, just trying to figure out what it is.

 

@michaelmurfy

 

I've got my server upgraded to 16.04.1 and following through your guide but getting stuck at the command where you say to run after "Next, tell the Certbot tool to grab a certificate for your site:"

 

It tells me that it cannot connect to the site.

 

I've opened ports 80 & 443 on the firewall and the Unifi controller itself is working fine on its ports so not sure where I'm going wrong?!

 

Also I had to remove the /default/ part from the webroot-path in that command as that folder doesn't exist on my server.

 

 


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  #1705112 18-Jan-2017 10:47
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test

 

 

 

 

It works!





Check out my LPFM Radio Station at www.thecheese.co.nz cool


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  #1705115 18-Jan-2017 10:57
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You is using the bad words


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  #1705116 18-Jan-2017 10:58
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You is using the bad words

 

 

It didn't like me trying to post a linux command line. :)


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