Apache SSL Installation Instructions
- Save the primary and intermediate certificates to a folder on the server with the private key.
- Open the Apache configuration file in a text editor. Apache configuration files are usually found in /etc/httpd. The main configuration file is usually named httpd.conf. In most cases the <VirtualHost> blocks will be at the bottom of this httpd.conf file. Sometimes you will find the <VirtualHost> blocks in a separate file in a directory like /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/ or /etc/httpd/sites/ or in a file called ssl.conf.
- If you need your site to be accessible through both secure (https) and non-secure (http) connections, you will need a virtual host for each type of connection. Make a copy of the existing non-secure virtual host and change the port from port 80 to 443.
- Add the lines in bold below.
- Change the names of the files and paths to match your certificate files:
- SSLCertificateFile should be your primary certificate file for your domain name.
- SSLCertificateKeyFile should be the key file generated when you created the CSR.
- SSLCertificateChainFile should be the intermediate certificate file (if any) that was supplied by your certificate authority
- Save the changes and exit the text editor.
- Restart your Apache web server using one of the following commands:
Useful Apache SSL Links
- How to Create and Install an Apache Self Signed Certificate
- Apache Support
- Generating an SSL Certificate with Apache+mod_ssl
- The Apache + SSL on Win32 HOWTO