Apache 2 for Redhat Linux:: SSL for Apache2
Traditionally, when using SSL with Apache, one had to configure Apache with modSSL and/or OpenSSL before make.
The modSSL project does not officially support Apache2. Therefore, you'll have to live with the Redhat distro. The RedHat 8 RPM distros of Apache2 is already compiled with a special build of modSSL, so I recommend using those. Also, to be safe, get the Redhat distro for openSSL – not from the openSSL project.
Install the packages if you haven't yet:
rpm -ivh httpd-[i]nn[/i].rpm
rpm -ivh openssl-[i]nn[/i].rpm
Now you need to:
1. Create public RSA key
2. Create a certificate request (CSR)
3. Create a dummy certificate to test site
4. Install official CA certificate once received
All of this can be found HERE.
Just in case they erase the page, here are some notes:
openssl genrsa -des3 -out filename.key 1024
openssl req -new -key filename.key -out filename.csr
openssl req -new -key filename.key -x509 -out filename.crt
When you installed openSSL, it had created an Apache ssl.conf file in the /etc/httpd/conf.d directory. This is where all default SSL virtualhost info is saved, but you must go into each virtualhosts' respective conf files and configure them for SSL.
[b] SSLOptions +StdEnvVars[/b]