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Below is what my VirtualHosts look like in httpd.conf

<VirtualHost *:80>
  # Admin email, Server Name (domain name) and any aliases

  # Index file and Document Root (where the public files are located)
  DirectoryIndex index.php
  DocumentRoot /home/mydomain/public_html/

  # Custom log file locations
  LogLevel warn
  ErrorLog  /home/mydomain/public_html/
  CustomLog /home/mydomain/public_html/ combined

<VirtualHost *:443>
  SSLEngine on
  SSLCertificateFile /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/
  SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.key/

  DirectoryIndex index.php
  DocumentRoot /home/mydomain/public_html/


I'm using the latest version of Apache on CentOS and there isn't any error being generated. Apache just will not start. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?

UPDATE - Found these messages in the error log:

[Tue Mar 16 02:07:57 2010] [error] Init: Private key not found
[Tue Mar 16 02:07:57 2010] [error] SSL Library Error: 218710120 error:0D094068:asn1 encoding routines:d2i_ASN1_SET:bad tag
[Tue Mar 16 02:07:57 2010] [error] SSL Library Error: 218529960 error:0D0680A8:asn1 encoding routines:ASN1_CHECK_TLEN:wrong tag
[Tue Mar 16 02:07:57 2010] [error] SSL Library Error: 218595386 error:0D07803A:asn1 encoding routines:ASN1_ITEM_EX_D2I:nested asn1 error
[Tue Mar 16 02:07:57 2010] [error] SSL Library Error: 218734605 error:0D09A00D:asn1 encoding routines:d2i_PrivateKey:ASN1 lib
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If you add the Log configuration to the VirtualHost *:443, do you get any more info ? – Dominik Mar 16 '10 at 2:37
Did you resolve this issue? – kim3er Jul 18 '11 at 14:09

3 Answers 3

It can not find /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.key/ file.

In the logs you have:

[Tue Mar 16 02:07:57 2010] [error] Init: Private key not found

The related configuration is:

SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.key/
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You need to install the mod_ssl package

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It's already installed. – mike Mar 16 '10 at 2:49

Does the SSLCertificateFile and SSLCertificateKeyFile exist? If they do, it looks like they're malformed.

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