CentOS / Redhat Apache mod_ssl install

Install mod_ssl

yum update

yum install mod ssl


Create an SSL Certificate

cd /etc/tls/certs

openssl genrsa -des3 -out apachekey.pem 2048

Generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR)

Type the following command:
# openssl req -new -key apachekey.pem -out apachekey.csr

Create the Web Server Certificate

You must signed the CSR to create the web server certificate, enter (you can send it to your CA to sign the same). To sign httpserver.csr using your CA:
# openssl ca -in apachekey.csr -out apachecert.pem

Install SSL Certificate

Copy server key and certificates files /etc/tls/http/, enter:
# cp apachecert.pem /etc/tls/http/
# cp apachekey.pem /etc/tls/http/

Edit /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf, enter:
# vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf
Listen to the the HTTPS port, enter:


Update it as follows to seed appropriately, enteR:

SSLRandomSeed startup file:/dev/urandom 1024
SSLRandomSeed connect file:/dev/urandom 1024

Update VirtualHost as follows:

<VirtualHost www.ajayadas.com:443>
    SSLEngine On
    SSLCertificateFile /etc/tls/http/apachecert.pem
    SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/tls/http/apachekey.pem
    SSLProtocol All -SSLv2
    SSLCipherSuite HIGH:MEDIUM:!aNULL:+MD5
    DocumentRoot "/var/www/html/ssl"
    ServerName www.ajayadas.com:443

Save and close the file. Make sure /var/www/html/ssl exits, enter:
# mkdir -p /var/www/html/ssl
Edit /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf, enter:
# vi /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
Make sure SSL is used for /var/www/html/ssl and set other options for the same, enter:

<Directory /var/www/html/ssl>
         SSLOptions +StrictRequire
         SSLRequire %{HTTP_HOST} eq "www.ajayadas.com"
         ErrorDocument 403 https://www.ajayadas.com/sslerror.html

Now, you can upload ssl specific php or html pages in /var/www/html/ssl directory and can access them by visiting https://www.nixcraft.com/ url. Do not forgot to restart Apache:
# service httpd restart




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