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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Adding SSL to an Apache Server 2
Date Fri, 26 Mar 2004 15:29:49 GMT
Plain text please... or I can't quote the reply.

Do not download anything from This is only necessary for
apache 1.3. For apache 2, mod_ssl comes as an extension module with the
main distribution (it has been "taken over" by apache). 

Your apache is way out of date - the best thing would be to upgrade and
recompile the whole thing adding mod_ssl at the same time.

If you don't want to do that, as you have already realised, you need to
compile mod_ssl and then load it dynamically at run time.

To do that, basically:

- Untar apache again in a temp directory. 
- Run "configure --enable-ssl=shared" at least (probably some other
things to be set too)
- make

DO NOT run "make install" - you only want to compile the module in the
temp directory.

You will then have to find the compiled module and copy it to the apache
libexec directory (eg, /usr/local/apache2/libexec). Now you can use
LoadModule in the config to load it. 

Note that installing and setting up an SSL server is not trivial. If you
a really lost, get a book.

Owen Boyle
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-----Original Message-----
From: Erik Andersson []
Sent: Freitag, 26. März 2004 13:09
Subject: [users@httpd] Adding SSL to an Apache Server 2

I had a similar question earlier which got me closer to the target but
still no succes, so I try to rewrite it.

I have a apache 2.0.43 server. I need to install SSL on that server and
I am not the person that installed it in the first place.

I have gotten the information that I can dynamically load mod_ssl if
mod_so is compiled with the server which it is.. (used httpd -l to

Is it possible to add ssl to the server without having access to the
original sourcecode? How do I do it?

If I look at then the latest version is: Current
Version: mod_ssl 2.8.16 for Apache 1.3.29 . That version should not be
used with the Apache 2 server? Is mod_ssl already included in the 2.0
version of Apache and if so how do I configure it?

I am so confused and would be greatful if someone could enlight me.

Best Regards / Erik
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