I am attempting to install both an SSL certificate and an intermediate certificate on an Apache web server. To do this I have had to install mod_ssl (using
First I set that up and restarted Apache, it loaded fine.
Then I set up the certificates and attempted a restart - this appeared in the error logs (error.log);
[Mon Oct 24 04:17:48 2011] [error] Init: Unable to read server certificate from file /etc/apache2/ssl.key/ssl-cert.crt
After some digging I noticed the SSL cert was malformed (everything was on one line), I re-copied everything across for both the main crt and intermediate crt and attempted a restart again, again it failed but this time nothing was written to the error log.
When I run
openssl x509 -noout -modulus -in /etc/apache2/ssl.key/ssl-cert.crt I get a modulus returned (something that wasn't happening before I fixed the formatting of text in the files).
If I take out the
<VirtualHost *:443> block in my Apache config file, it starts fine.
Apache is running as www-data
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
cat proc /etc/*-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=10.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=lucid DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS"
apache2 -v Server version: Apache/2.2.14 (Ubuntu) Server built: Sep 1 2011 09:45:41
-rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 1.8K 2011-10-24 04:19 ssl-cert.crt -rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 1.6K 2011-10-24 04:19 intermediate.crt -rwxrwxr-x 1 root root 1.7K 2011-10-10 09:24 ssl-cert.key
<VirtualHost *:443> ServerName www.mysite.co.uk DocumentRoot /srv/www/mysite/public_html ErrorLog /srv/www/mysite/logs/error.log CustomLog /srv/www/mysite/logs/access.log combined SSLEngine on SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl.key/ssl-cert.crt SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl.key/ssl-cert.key SSLCertificateChainFile /etc/apache2/ssl.key/intermediate.crt </VirtualHost>