I want to create self signed certificate for the website. The old certificate expired few days ago. There are more than one NameVirtualHosts hosted on systems. The commands I am using to create certificate are taken from one tutorial website and are:
openssl genrsa -des3 -out server.key 1024 openssl req -new -key server.key -out server.csr cp server.key server.key.org openssl rsa -in server.key.org -out server.key openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in server.csr -signkey server.key -out server.crt
After this in ssl.conf file I have specified under VirtualHost section along with old settings done by other admin
SSLEngine on SSLCertificateFile <full_path>/server.crt SSLCertificateKeyFile <full_path>/server.key
On starting the server I am getting following messages in log file and server fails to start.
In error_log file messages are
[Mon Jun 01 23:52:46 2009] [notice] suEXEC mechanism enabled (wrapper: /usr/sbin/suexec)
In ssl_error_log file messages are
[Mon Jun 01 23:52:46 2009] [error] Init: Private key not found [Mon Jun 01 23:52:46 2009] [error] SSL Library Error: 218710120 error:0D094068:asn1 encoding routines:d2i_ASN1_SET:bad tag [Mon Jun 01 23:52:46 2009] [error] SSL Library Error: 218529960 error:0D0680A8:asn1 encoding routines:ASN1_CHECK_TLEN:wrong tag [Mon Jun 01 23:52:46 2009] [error] SSL Library Error: 218595386 error:0D07803A:asn1 encoding routines:ASN1_ITEM_EX_D2I:nested asn1 error [Mon Jun 01 23:52:46 2009] [error] SSL Library Error: 218734605 error:0D09A00D:asn1 encoding routines:d2i_PrivateKey:ASN1 lib
I would really appreciate if some one can explain how to solve this. I have tried a few other tutorial website on self signed SSL certificates but none of the steps they mention are working.