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From Jeff Beard <>
Subject Re: Help with SSL
Date Thu, 04 Jul 2002 15:51:16 GMT
I haven't done this in a while so this is a good excerise...

Enabling ssl in Apache is a virtual noop these days. Download the 
OpenSSL source from and build:

	./config --prefix=/usr/local
	make test
	make install

If all goes well, then build Apache 2:

	./configure --enable-module=ssl
	make install

A decent description of creating a cert request to send to an authority 
can be found here:

(I'm not affiliated with nor suggesting you do business with Thawte. 
I've just found this document useful in the past.)

I think at this point, the SSL docs on the Apache site will become more 
useful. Particularly this'n:

Note that there will be an Include in httpd.conf for the ssl.conf that 
contains SSL config directives. Just a matter of uncommenting the needed 
ones. Lots of doco in this file as well.

Post specific questions to the list as they arise.


Michael Lawrie wrote:
> I'm looking for a good guide on how to set up SSL using Apache 2.0.39.
> The docs I've found at and are not clear to me.
> If anyone has a good step-by-step reference or is willing to discuss in
> detail with me how to set up SSL, please share!  :-)
> Thanks!
> Michael
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