Who needs an SSL in qnap?

Post your questions about myQNAPcloud service here.
Post Reply
First post
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:22 pm

Who needs an SSL in qnap?

Post by shivchal1 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:38 am

Hi Folks
I'm a novice user of Qnap NAS, primarily as a file system. I don't use webserver or any other apps. However I use Qnap's "myQnapCloud" to access files remotely.
I see that when I try to access files remotely through myqnapcloud.com (and qfile App), the connection in the browser is secure.

There is not need for me to buy an SSL certificate right? My assumption is only when you use webserver in qnap or use your own domain name, you need to buy/install SSL certificates. Am I right?

Posts: 19025
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:11 am
Location: Vancouver BC , Canada

Re: Who needs an SSL in qnap?

Post by dolbyman » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:46 am

please use vpn only to accesss your nas

an ssl cert does nothing to pretect you from exploits and bruteforce attacks

people are still posting weekly with hacked units

so out with that nas from the web

Starting out
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:12 am

Re: Who needs an SSL in qnap?

Post by greensabath » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:33 am

I use mycloudlink to remote into my qnap as well. I do not have an SSL Cert either. I don't believe this is necessary as the mycloudlink service uses QNAP's SSL Certs.

But, I would like to know as well what services you would use an SSL Cert for. I am assuming shivchal1 is referring to the License Center App.

I would also like to know if we do not plan on using SSL certs, can we just delete the License center app. It would be one less app to have to worry about updating and keeping the unit more secure.

Posts: 19025
Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:11 am
Location: Vancouver BC , Canada

Re: Who needs an SSL in qnap?

Post by dolbyman » Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:01 am

License center is for purchased program licenses ..not for certificates

User avatar
Moogle Stiltzkin
Ask me anything
Posts: 9013
Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:21 am
Location: Around the world....

Re: Who needs an SSL in qnap?

Post by Moogle Stiltzkin » Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:40 am



What is Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)?

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a server and a client—typically a web server (website) and a browser, or a mail server and a mail client (e.g., Outlook).

SSL allows sensitive information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, and login credentials to be transmitted securely. Normally, data sent between browsers and web servers is sent in plain text—leaving you vulnerable to eavesdropping. If an attacker is able to intercept all data being sent between a browser and a web server, they can see and use that information.

More specifically, SSL is a security protocol. Protocols describe how algorithms should be used. In this case, the SSL protocol determines variables of the encryption for both the link and the data being transmitted.

All browsers have the capability to interact with secured web servers using the SSL protocol. However, the browser and the server need what is called an SSL Certificate to be able to establish a secure connection.

SSL secures millions of peoples’ data on the Internet every day, especially during online transactions or when transmitting confidential information. Internet users have come to associate their online security with the lock icon that comes with an SSL-secured website or green address bar that comes with an Extended Validation SSL-secured website. SSL-secured websites also begin with https rather than http.
[Main Server] QNAP TS-877 w. 4tb [ 3x HGST Deskstar NAS (HDN724040ALE640) & 1x WD RED NAS ] EXT4 Raid5 & 2 x m.2 SATA Samsung 850 Evo raid1 +16gb ddr4 Crucial+ QWA-AC2600 wireless+QXP PCIE
[Backup] QNAP TS-653A w. 5x 2TB Samsung F3 (HD203WI) EXT4 Raid5
[Backup] QNAP TL-D400S 2x 4TB WD Red Nas (WD40EFRX) single disks.
[^] QNAP TS-659 Pro II
[^] QNAP TS-509 Pro w. 4x 1TB WD RE3 (WD1002FBYS) EXT4 Raid5
[^] QNAP TS-228
[^] QNAP TS-128
[Mobile NAS] TBS-453DX w. 2x Crucial MX500 500gb EXT4 raid1

Asus AC68U Router|100dl/50ul MBPS FTTH Internet | Win10, WC PC-Intel i7 920 Ivy bridge desktop (1x 512gb Samsung 850 Pro SSD + 1x 4tb HGST Ultrastar 7K4000)

Guides & articles
[Review] Moogle's QNAP experience
[Review] Moogle's TS-877 review

Post Reply

Return to “myQNAPcloud service”