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Asuswrt-Merlin - Certificate Authority?

Discussion in 'General Network Security' started by zerowalker, May 16, 2019.

  1. zerowalker

    zerowalker Occasional Visitor

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    Hi,

    is it possible to have some CA going on in Asuswrt-Merlin?
    So i can have some self signed stuff and i don't have to allow them on the OS, but it will be validated by the router.

    Mostly for development and such, so it's just for local ip addresses and localhost(if that one is possible).
     
  2. ColinTaylor

    ColinTaylor Part of the Furniture

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    What does this mean exactly? :confused: Who are "they", what's "on the OS"?

    If this is about Merlin's firmware why not ask it in the Merlin forum?
     
  3. RMerlin

    RMerlin Super Moderator

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    Validation is done by the client, not by a central server. Even if you define your own CA (using easy-rsa or XCA), you still need to import the root CA certificate in all of your clients for signed certificates to be recognized.
     
  4. zerowalker

    zerowalker Occasional Visitor

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    oh, thought it could be done separately, like some domain thingy.
    Guess not!