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I've been trying to enable my HTTPS/SSL (443) streams in PHP but no had success at all. My certs are properly installed and I can normally browse through the site using HTTPS, but phpinfo() tells that such streams are not installed, at least for PHP.

This is the actual error I'm having with php:

ssl:// Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:44:40 +0100 ApnsPHP3893: ERROR: Unable to connect to 'ssl://': Unable to find the socket transport "ssl" - did you forget to enable it when you configured PHP?

I'm using:

  • 64bit SUSE Linux AMI from Amazon
  • Apache 2.2.12
  • PHP 5.2.14
  • MySQL working fine

Phpinfo() tells me:

additional .ini files parsed: /etc/php5/conf.d/ctype.ini, /etc/php5/conf.d/curl.ini, /etc/php5/conf.d/dom.ini, /etc/php5/conf.d/gd.ini, /etc/php5/conf.d/hash.ini, /etc/php5/conf.d/iconv.ini, /etc/php5/conf.d/json.ini, /etc/php5/conf.d/mbstring.ini, /etc/php5/conf.d/mysql.ini, /etc/php5/conf.d/mysqli.ini, /etc/php5/conf.d/openssl.ini, /etc/php5/conf.d/pcntl.ini, /etc/php5/conf.d/pdo.ini, /etc/php5/conf.d/pdo_mysql.ini, /etc/php5/conf.d/pdo_sqlite.ini, /etc/php5/conf.d/soap.ini, /etc/php5/conf.d/sqlite.ini, /etc/php5/conf.d/suhosin.ini, /etc/php5/conf.d/tokenizer.ini, /etc/php5/conf.d/xmlreader.ini, /etc/php5/conf.d/xmlwriter.ini, /etc/php5/conf.d/zip.ini

Registered PHP Streams: php, file, data, http, ftp
Registered Stream Socket Transports: tcp, udp, unix, udg

cURL support enabled
cURL Information libcurl/7.19.0 OpenSSL/0.9.8j zlib/1.2.3 libidn/1.10

Mod_ssl also shows under the loaded modules section and is properly set in php.ini as well.

Someone has told me to try php -i | grep 'Configure Command', which resulted in the following error:

php: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

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The HTTP stream includes HTTPS as of PHP 4.3.0, it's not a separate stream in phpinfo().

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Thanks. Why those streams don't show at my phpinfo() output and in fact they're not working. I can't connect SSL to other sites, it says the stream type is not available... Comparing to other servers, I understand that https, ssl and ftps should be at the Registered PHP Streams. – Issao Mar 15 '13 at 16:14
Are you trying to use ssl:// URLs? Use https://. – ceejayoz Mar 15 '13 at 16:16
The HTTPS stream is listed as "http", which covers HTTP and HTTPS. The FTPS stream is listed as "ftp", which covers FTP and FTPS. The doc I linked makes this pretty clear... – ceejayoz Mar 15 '13 at 16:18
I can browse my site using https without problems. I can also connect using ssh, just can't see the https, ssh php registered streams using phpinfo(). When I compare to other servers with the exact same configuration, they show those protocols available, hence the code I mentioned works in those different servers. – Issao Mar 15 '13 at 16:19
SSH requires a PECL extension and is used via ssh2://. ssl:// doesn't appear to exist. Read the pages on supported protocols and wrappers I'm linking repeatedly to, please. You may want to use fsockopen. – ceejayoz Mar 15 '13 at 16:22

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