Create a Self-Signed Certificate on MikroTik

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Create a Self-Signed Certificate on MikroTik
/certificate add name=SSL common-name=SSL key-size=2048
/certificate create-certificate-request template=SSL key-passphrase=mypassword123

Copy these files (via files download) from your MikroTik to a Linux system:


On the Linux server navigate to the folder where the files are located via terminal

openssl rsa -in certificate-request_key.pem -text > certificate-request2.pem
openssl x509 -req -days 9999 -in certificate-request.pem -signkey certificate-request2.pem -out mikrotik_ssl.crt

Copy these files (via files upload) from your Linux system to MikroTik device:


Back on the MikroTik device

/certificate import file-name=mikrotik_ssl.crt
/certificate import file-name=certificate-request2.pem
passphrase: *****
     certificates-imported: 0
     private-keys-imported: 1
            files-imported: 1
       decryption-failures: 0
  keys-with-no-certificate: 0

/certificate print

Finally, set the www-ssl service to use the certificate if not already linked

/ip service set www-ssl certificate=mikrotik_ssl.crt_0