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From Sander Temme <scte...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] RE: Suspicious URL:Re: [users@httpd] Problems in setting up a "HTTPS" based WebDAV server
Date Sun, 25 Mar 2012 16:32:05 GMT
Ajay, 

Let's table the issue of certificates, and move on to getting your server started.  You have
a good key, and a good certificate.  The fact that you can run openssl s_server with it proves
that.

What concerns me is that you have mod_ssl configuration language in your main configuration
file.  When you use the Red Hat supplied httpd configuration, it Includes everything in /etc/httpd/conf.d.


Among the files in this directory is ssl.conf, which contains configuration language for a
VirtualHost on port 443.  With its own SSLCertificateFile, and its own SSLCertificateKeyFile.
 What if those configuration options are interfering with yours, and you end up using a mixture
of the two?  I'm actually not sure what would happen.  

Please try the following: 

1) Comment out your VirtualHost definition at the bottom of httpd.conf
2) Find the SSLCertificateFile and SSLCertificateKeyFile parameters in conf.d/ssl.conf, and
substitute your key and certificate file paths.
3) Stop and start your server.  Does it start up now?  Can you connect to it with a browser?


S.


On Mar 24, 2012, at 10:52 PM, Ajay Garg wrote:

> Thanks a ton, Daniel.
> 
> I think, you are the first one to hit the nail on the head :-)
> Thanks again; I am obliged.
> 
> Daniel, it seems that for generating certificates "class 2" identification is required
(http://www.startssl.com/?app=34)
> 
> Anyhow, since currently I am just in the development/testing phase, so what I just need
is the feature working.
> 
> Sorry if I may sound a bit too demanding, but I will be really grateful if you could
let me now the appropriate commands to generate appropriate "SSLCertificateKeyFile" and "SSLCertificateFile",
which will get the "connection to HTTPS WebDAV" server working (just about working locally).
For production-based deployment, certificates can be generated on an official basis by my
organisation.
> 
> 
> Thanks and Regards,
> Ajay
> 
> On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 6:50 PM, Daniel Ruggeri <DRuggeri@primary.net> wrote:
> On 3/23/2012 11:47 PM, Ajay Garg wrote:
> > I used the following command to generate the ".key" and ".crt" ::
> >
> > ################################################################################################################
> > openssl req -new -newkey rsa:1024 -days 365 -nodes -x509 -keyout
> > ssl.key -out ssl.crt
> > ################################################################################################################
> >
> >
> > I will be grateful, if you could let me know the required command(s)
> > to generate the "RSA Server Certificate", and the ".key" :-)
> 
> You already have both (ssl.key is your private key and ssl.crt is your
> certificate file). The key becomes SSLCertificateKeyFile and the cert
> becomes SSLCertificateFile in your httpd.conf. Since you generated both
> at the same time, they are sure to match.
> 
> It's important to note that you now have what is called a self-signed
> cert (its identity is only vouched for by itself) and practically every
> client on the Internet will warn or refuse to connect to your server.
> It's up to you to decide if that is a problem or not - if this is
> something you will only use privately, it's probably OK.
> 
> To get past this, you need to generate a certificate signing request and
> send it to a reputable CA for signing. I believe
> http://www.startssl.com/ offers this service for free, but there a few
> other free ones out there.
> 
> openssl req -out ssl.csr -key ssl.key -new
> 
> (This generates ssl.csr which you can safely email to be signed)
> 
> --
> Daniel Ruggeri
> 
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