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From Benjamin Oppermann <>
Subject [users@httpd] "corrupted content" error, httpd can't access SSL key file
Date Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:31:07 GMT
I can't reach my website, I get a "corrupted content" error message in
the browser.
Looking into apache (version 2.4.7 on Ubuntu 14.04), I get

~$ apachectl -S
    AH00526: Syntax error on line 22 of
    SSLCertificateKeyFile: file '/etc/ssl/private/owncloud.key' does not
    exist or is empty
    Action '-S' failed.

However, I double checked that the file is in the appropriate location
and does contain the key, so maybe apache has no permission. afaik, it
doesn't run as root all the time - or only for a short time?
permissions for the key file are as follows:

~$ sudo ls -l /etc/ssl/private/owncloud.key
    -rw------- 1 root ben 1704 Sep 28 04:01

, where ben is my normal user.
It was suggested to me on the httpd IRC channel that maybe apparmor was
doing something wrong, but I don't know how to investigate that.
I did have a working configuration and made no changes to it before this
happened. The only change I made was to put a router between the second
gateway and the server and resolved the domain name to its local IP
inside the network (the page isn't reachable from inside either).
Just so you know, this is the first time I am setting up a server, and I
am all self-taught.
Reading suggestions for a good start are appreciated, but of course a
how-to or specific section of a manual would be more helpful than a
generic exhortation to rtfm :-)
Any hints?
Thanks, Ben

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