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From Krist van Besien <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] ssl on apache
Date Thu, 07 May 2009 11:30:42 GMT
On Thu, May 7, 2009 at 11:23 AM, Melanie Pfefer
<> wrote:
> Hi.
> I am getting this error after I received the certificate from the root CA:
> [error] Init: Unable to read server certificate from file /usr/local/apache/conf/ssl/server.crt
> [error] SSL Library Error: 218529960 error:0D0680A8:asn1 encoding routines:ASN1_CHECK_TLEN:wrong
> [error] SSL Library Error: 218595386 error:0D07803A:asn1 encoding routines:ASN1_ITEM_EX_D2I:nested
asn1 error
> [error] SSL Library Error: 218640442 error:0D08303A:asn1 encoding routines:ASN1_TEMPLATE_NOEXP_D2I:nested
asn1 error
> Is it a problem with the certificate or something I should change in httpd.conf?
> openssl x509 -noout -text -in /usr/local/apache/conf/ssl/server.crt
> unable to load certificate
> 25764:error:0906D06C:PEM routines:PEM_read_bio:no start line:pem_lib.c:647:Expecting:
> What went wrong and any idea what to fix?

It might be that there is a problem with the format of the certificate.

Try both:
openssl x509  -text  -inform DER -in /usr/local/apache/conf/ssl/server.crt
openssl x509  -text  -inform PEM -in /usr/local/apache/conf/ssl/server.crt

If the first works, but the second doesn't you received your
certificate in DER format. (Openssl expects PEM unless you tell it

You can convert it using:
openssl x509 -inform DER -outform PEM -in <infile> -out  <outfile>


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