I'm trying to get SSL to run on my apache web server.
I do not have the DNS for the domain setup yet is that an issue?
How do I setup SSL on my web server?
When I start apache it fails.
root@vannevar:/etc/apache2/ssl# service apache2 start * Starting web server apache2 Action 'start' failed. The Apache error log may have more information.
The log stats that it's unable to read the certificate.
[Thu Jun 28 15:01:02 2012] [error] Init: Unable to read server certificate from file /etc/apache2/ssl/www.example.com.csr [Thu Jun 28 15:01:02 2012] [error] SSL Library Error: 218529960 error:0D0680A8:asn1 encoding routines:ASN1_CHECK_TLEN:wrong tag [Thu Jun 28 15:01:02 2012] [error] SSL Library Error: 218595386 error:0D07803A:asn1 encoding routines:ASN1_ITEM_EX_D2I:nested asn1 error
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# If you just change the port or add more ports here, you will likely also # have to change the VirtualHost statement in # /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default # This is also true if you have upgraded from before 2.2.9-3 (i.e. from # Debian etch). See /usr/share/doc/apache2.2-common/NEWS.Debian.gz and # README.Debian.gz NameVirtualHost [SERVERIP]:443 NameVirtualHost *:80 Listen 80 <IfModule mod_ssl.c> # If you add NameVirtualHost *:443 here, you will also have to change # the VirtualHost statement in /etc/apache2/sites-available/default-ssl # to <VirtualHost *:443> # Server Name Indication for SSL named virtual hosts is currently not # supported by MSIE on Windows XP. Listen 443 </IfModule> <IfModule mod_gnutls.c> Listen 443 </IfModule>
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<VirtualHost *:80> ServerAdmin email@example.com ServerName example.com ServerAlias www.example.com DocumentRoot /srv/sites/example.com/public/ ErrorLog /srv/sites/example.com/logs/error.log CustomLog /srv/sites/example.com/logs/access.log combined </VirtualHost> <VirtualHost [SERVERIP]:443> SSLEngine On SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/www.example.com.csr SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl/www.example.com.key SSLCACertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/comodo.crt ServerAdmin firstname.lastname@example.org ServerName example.com ServerAlias www.example.com DocumentRoot /srv/sites/example.com/public/ ErrorLog /srv/sites/example.com/logs/error.log CustomLog /srv/sites/example.com/logs/access.log combined </VirtualHost>
In dreamhost (which i'm trying to get off of) I already have a domain with ssl / https I can see the three keys in the dreamhost admin certificate, private key, and intermediate certificate. Can I do anything with these? I can see that dreamhost is using comodo and my website says its PositiveSSL so... on comodo's website there is
the root certificate and intermediate certificate. What do these five certificates have to do with the two created by the
openssl req -new -days 365 -nodes -keyout www.mydomain.com.key -out www.mydomain.com.csr command? These two are requesting the actual certificate?
I realized that apache's error is referring to the file
/etc/apache2/sites-available/www.example/com where I messed up the file type for
SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/www.example.com.csr it's supposed to be
.crt according to the linode docs
So I went into dreamhost and coppied the keys to the following files and mapped the following
certificate => dh.crt private key => dh.key intermediate certificate => dh.cer
changed the connection in
/sites-available/example.com and it worked (apache worked). Does this mean that ssl will work when I connect my domain?