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Old 10-19-2004, 02:24 PM   #1
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Apache2 SSL Config problem

Good morning!

don't know if this thread is posted in the right location, also have found several similar questions about the same (i think) problem, but none answered to my satisfaction yet, so here we go:

i am trying to configure apache2 so that
http/ and
https/ both access the same code.
(urls slightly modified to prevent validation-problems)

i have installed apache2 correctly, with all the modules in place, started with the startssl option, generated valid keys, all according to the instructions given in other threads here and on other sites. apache2 starts without fail or even an errormsg in the log-files.

i have concluded therefore that it must be a vhost config problem.

parts of my conf:

Listen 80
Listen 443

NameVirtualHost *:80
NameVirtualHost *:443

<VirtualHost *:80>
DocumentRoot /document/root

<VirtualHost *:443>
DocumentRoot /document/root

SSLEngine on
SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl/
BrowserMatch "MSIE [1-4]" nokeepalive ssl-unclean-shutdown downgrade-1.0 force-response-1.0
BrowserMatch "MSIE [5-9]" ssl-unclean-shutdown

http works just fine, but trying to access a https-page gives me a "Cannot display page" like error (dunno the exact english version of the Dutch "pagina kan niet worden weergegeven" page.

Could somebody provide me with a typical config for multiple ssl-hosts under apache2, or at least a hint as to how to proceed?


Last edited by Xixulon; 10-19-2004 at 02:26 PM.
Old 10-19-2004, 04:11 PM   #2
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this is a very easy, but also very tricky one... Hehehehe

Ill try to get you started:
In apache2 if i remember correctly, there is a directive that does an include of another configuration file to enable SSL.
In this configfile there is a virtualhost section. And this one also has the directive NameVirtualHost in it... Very irritating.
Try this first:
Disable that Include for SSL.conf and add the directives in your httpd.conf.

Second, if you want virtualhost with SSL, my experience is that it wont work with:
<VirtualHost *:443>

I had to set my (internal) IP address in it:


Did you create the certificates, and configure your server to use these certificates???

As you see, t isn't too hard, but you are immediately confronted with several different options which could cause the non-working problem....

By the way, i could help you in dutch, if you want me to, but let others please take profit of our discussion (Although it could end up being completly useless )

Last edited by Satriani; 10-19-2004 at 04:13 PM.


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