Enabling SSL On Apache
This is a quick overview of the process of adding an SSL certificate to apache (for next time...):
- Generate your private key and CSR with:
openssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout yourdomain.key -out yourdomain.csr
- Request your certificate
- Save requested certificate onto server in a .crt file
- Download the intermediary/root cert from http://www.symantec.com/page.jsp?id=roots
- Make your site file in /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/ look like this:
An explanation of each of those certificates:
SSLCertificateFile - This is the certificate you received after your request.
SSLCertificateKeyFile - This is the private key you generated in step 1.
SSLCACertificateFile - This is the intermediary cert you downloaded from verisign.