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Old 04-05-2004, 12:36 AM   #1
groover
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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:
http://www.devshed.com/c/a/PHP/The-S...SQL-and-PHP/6/

Thanks!
Zac

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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..
 
Old 04-05-2004, 09:03 AM   #3
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apache1 + 2 come with a detailed manual that reflects ssl issues too
http://localhost/manual/ssl
 
Old 04-05-2004, 07:10 PM   #4
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RE: Apache2 + SSL

http://httpd.apache.org/docs-2.0/ssl/

will take you to the docs if you don't have apache installed already
I prefer using <a href="http://www.unixsoft.org/apache/httpd/apache_1.3.29.tar.gz">apache-1.3.29</A>
+ <a href="http://www.modssl.org/source/mod_ssl-2.8.16-1.3.29.tar.gz">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)
Code:
./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
Code:
make
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
Code:
make install
after that, just run
Code:
./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,
Smee
 
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,

Z
 
  


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