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From sanganakal.K...@flextronicssoftware.com
Subject [users@httpd] Handling apache dynamic configuration updates to httpd.conf.
Date Wed, 21 Dec 2005 05:19:09 GMT





Hi All,

My requirement is adding/configuring ssl virtual hosts dynamically to
apache web server at runtime without apache restart.

Details:
I need to handle multiple virtual hosts ( IP based virtual host
configuration) with ssl support for each virtual host.
Each virtual host has its own certificates and key (maintained in files).
And I need to generate fresh keys and certificates and update these
certificates for a particular virtual host at runtime. I am able to do this
change in httpd.conf. This updates take into effect only after I restart
the apache.

But my requirement is that I shouln't restart the apache web server while
updating the certificates. As there are many other requests to other
virtual hosts are being processed.

1) So would like to know is there any way where I can make apache read the
cirticates details freshly without restart of apache.
2) Is there any configuration which would make re-read of the httpd.conf.

Note: I am open to fallow other methods of storing keys and certificates.
e.g storing LDAP if needed.

Pls reply back ASAP.

Thanks & Regards,
Prathama.

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