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Old 04-05-2004, 12:36 AM   #1
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Where's a good Apache2 + SSL Howto

Evening everyone,

I'm trying to gett an Apache 2 + SSL server up and running, but I have yet to find a good howto for Apache 2. I found a great howto on devshed for Apache 1.3, but it just doesn't seem to work with apache 2. Does anyone know a good howto/tutorial/setup for Apache 2 and SSL?

The dev shed link is:


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Old 04-05-2004, 01:58 AM   #2
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Hmmm.. Are you sure the Apache Group's Compiling and Installing tutorial isn't enough for you? I'd say it covers pretty much everything you need..
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apache1 + 2 come with a detailed manual that reflects ssl issues too
Old 04-05-2004, 07:10 PM   #4
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RE: Apache2 + SSL

will take you to the docs if you don't have apache installed already
I prefer using <a href="">apache-1.3.29</A>
+ <a href="">modssl-2.8.16</A>

The INSTALL included with mod-ssl is pretty good and straightforward, but goes something like this

(in the unzipped modssl source)
./configure --with-apache=/path/to/unzipped/apache/source
cd /path/to/apache/source
SSL_BASE=/path/to/ssl ./configure --enable-module=ssl --enableothermods
this is probably /usr/local/ssl if you installed openssl from source
make certificate
read the last bit of text that comes across after you run make, will give you some options to add to make certificate
make install
after that, just run
./apachectl startssl
from wherever you installed apache to
and whammo, ya got an ssl-enabled apache server running

In order to be legit, you might want to get a cert from one of the big boys, but you can theoretically get away with runnning your own CA, no one will trust you though

Best of Luck,
Old 04-05-2004, 08:04 PM   #5
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I guess I was looking for instructions so I don't have to dig through manuals. I have been tempted to go back to 1.3, but I want to get 2 going if at all possible, so I guess it's time to RTFM. Thanks for the info folks,



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