Configure Apache server with SSL support

Configure Apache server with SSL support

Configure Apache server with SSL supportYou can configure apache web server with or without ssl support where as it is always recommended to use ssl along with apache for security reasons.

Let me show you step by step configuration for the same

Prerequisites:

Make sure all these packages are present

  • httpd 
  • openssl 
  • mod_ssl 
  • crypto-utils - used to generate certificates/private keys 

If the packages are not there you can use yum to install them
# yum -y install httpd mod_ssl openssl crypto-utils
Check your host name
# hostname (this will show your hostname)
server.example.com
Generate a certificate using your FQDN# genkey server.example.com
So we are generating key pair for FQDN server.example.com and you can see the location where the keys will be stored:

Configure Apache server with SSL support

You can select the type of encryption you want for keys.

Configure Apache server with SSL support

We don't want to create any CSR or CA because this is being done for an internal domain.

Configure Apache server with SSL support

Encrypting the key means assigning a pass phrase to use the key so every time you want to use they key, you will have to assign the pass phrase. This field can be used in high security areas but for now we can uncheck the option and move ahead.

Configure Apache server with SSL support

This will generate the key as per your selection. Fill up your details as asked :

Once the key is generated we need to update the ssl.conf file

# vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf
# line 105
SSLCertificateFile /etc/pki/tls/certs/server.example.com.crt
# line 112
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/pki/tls/private/server.example.com.key

Once done restart the httpd services

# service httpd restart
Stopping httpd:                                  [ OK ]
Starting httpd:                                  [ OK ]
If you find any error then you can check the error logs at the following location

# cd /var/logs/httpd
Now go to browser and type the IP or FQDN using https
https://10.10.10.19

Configure Apache server with SSL support

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