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From Kory Wheatley <wheak...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache -Modssl with startup Pass Phase password
Date Fri, 18 Feb 2005 00:28:13 GMT
I assume this goes in the httpd.conf  file, like this
SLPassPhraseDialog exec:/opt/automatepass.sh

How can I remove the -des3 key  from the private key.

I appreciate your response, thanks.



On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 16:42:29 -0700, dan <info@hostinthebox.net> wrote:
> Kory Wheatley wrote:
> > I've currently configured an Apache ssl production server with
> > Apache/1.3.33 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.8.22 OpenSSL/0.9.7e.
> >
> > When I start the  Apache secure server up it
> > asks for the pass phrase password, is there a way to automate this,
> > its a pain when I restart our workstation to have to manually start
> > the apache server, when I would like it to automatically startup when
> > we reboot.  I'm hoping I don't have to configure the server
> > certificate over again.
> 
> Be really careful with how you handle this, but you can use, for starters:
> 
> SLPassPhraseDialog exec:your_password_program
> 
> where your_password_program is a shell script that echo's the password.
>   You could even integrate sudo into that script so that you can limit
> who can run that script, at what time, how often, etc etc.
> 
> However, that clearly being the less safe option, here's another.  Don't
> use the -des3 key generation argument, then you will no longer be
> prompted to enter in a passphrase.
> 
> Hope that helps
> -dant
> 
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