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From Andrew Schulman <>
Subject [users@httpd] Re: Graceful Restart fails because of SSL Keys with Passphrase?
Date Fri, 01 Mar 2013 09:41:37 GMT
> Maybe I should ask a more distinct question first:
> When we use "apachectl graceful", is the expected functionality that apache does not
ask for pass-phrases again?  Presumably because it has the decrypted keys already in memory?
 Or, does apache restart they key loading process all over again?
> Presently, sometimes it doesn't ask, sometimes it does.

I'm sorry, I think I misunderstood your question before.  I was thinking of a
full restart, not a "graceful" restart, aka reload.

If I understand the docs right, the same main server process will normally
continue, just rereading its configuration files.  I would think the expected
behavior would be not to reprompt, since the passphrases are already stored in
memory.  But I don't see that in the docs anywhere.  

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