In this howto I’m going to cover how to create an SSL Certificate using letsencrypt for your Mikrotik in Mac OS. In linux should be quite similar (probably easer) and you can follow the same tutorial.
Why to create your own certificate authority?
Recently I start using my own cloud service storage owncloud to replace dropbox in some scenarios. I wanted to access to my documents throw SSL and for that reason I start checking how to self sign a certificate. Afterwards I realized that I also wanted to protect other websites with my SSL and I decided to create my own Certificate Authority CA. The main reason to create the Certificate Authority is to have only one certificate to install on my devices instead of each of the multiple certificates. Continue reading