HowtoForge - Secure Websites Using SSL and Certificates
The HowtoForge has a very detailed tutorial on how to secure your web site using SSL by generating an Apache Self Signed Certificate.
This how-to will guide you through the entire process of setting up a secure website using SSL and digital certificates. This guide assumes that you have already a fully functional (and configured) server running Apache, BIND, and OpenSSL. Just as a side note, this guide was written based on a Fedora Core 6 distribution, but should be the same for most other distros out there.
Originally posted on Fri Jun 15, 2007