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Old 08-17-2009, 02:19 PM   #1
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Created CSR got certificate back now what?


We have an existing web site and the SSL cert. is about to expire. I created a CSR and sent it to a third party and received their cert. I google'd some sites for how to install and I get mixed results. I best is one that has me copy in the new encryption into server.crt and then perform what is listed below. One, since I have a running site do I need to perform what is below or just restart apache after creating the new server.crt? If not, I do not know what the

PEM format Bundled CA certificate file (full CA chain)

is.

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In the Virtual Host settings for your site, in the httpd.conf file, you will need to complete the following:

1. Copy the PEM format Bundled CA certificate file (full CA chain) to the directory in which ca-bundled files are stored e.g. /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/
2. Add the following line to the SSL section of the httpd.conf (assuming /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/ is the directory to where you have copied the CA Bundle file). if the line already exists amend it to read the following:

SSLCACertificateFile /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/cachainpem.txt

If you are using a different location and certificate file names you will need to change the path and filename to reflect your server.

The SSL section of the updated httpd config file should now read something similar to this example (depending on your naming and directories used):

SSLCertificateFile /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/server.crt

SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.key/server.key

SSLCACertificateFile /etc/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/cachainpem.txt

Save your httpd.conf file and restart Apache.
 
  


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