June 21

Configure Apache to Support SSL

Creating the SSL Certificate

sudo a2enmod ssl
sudo service apache2 restart

Generate a Self-signed Certificate

sudo openssl genrsa -out ca.key 2048
sudo openssl req -nodes -new -key ca.key -out ca.csr

Lastly, generate a self-signed certificate (ca.crt) of X509 type valid for 365 keys.

sudo openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in ca.csr -signkey ca.key -out ca.crt

Create a directory to place the certificate files we have created.

sudo mkdir /etc/apache2/ssl
sudo cp ca.crt ca.key ca.csr /etc/apache2/ssl/

Configure Apache to Use the SSL Certificate:

sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-enable/000-default.conf

Restart apache

sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart

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