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Old 08-27-2003, 10:49 AM   #1
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page forbidden when checking https://localhost/ .....please help!

Hi there - I hope you can help.

I have installed Apache 1.3.28, mod_ssl, OpenSSL 0.9.7b, mySQL and PHP 4.3.2. They all work fine but I am having trouble with SSL.

I have created my private key for the server and my server certificate which is signed by own CA - all fine so far.

Using Apache on port 80 works fine, then I use ./apachectl startssl and am asked for the PEM phrase which I enter correctly.

Then I try and connect to the secure server using Mozilla and it asks the standard certificate questions because it has been signed by a party (me) who is not a trusted CA. When I click to accept the certificate I am given Page Forbidden Error 403.

I am confused about VirtualHosts so don't want to touch the httpd.conf file.

Any help in any form woud be greatly appreciated.


Old 08-27-2003, 01:47 PM   #2
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First thing to try: determine what your encryption level is on your browser. You will get a 403 if the level in your browser is less than the minimum accepted by the server. Check for encryption level updates. You should be able to check the current encryption level using the About option under the Help menu. If you can't find it there, look in your preferences at security settings.


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