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Configuring Apache with Open SSL

Downloading Resources
1- Download Apache Server from the following location with SSL Support
http://mirror.cloudera.com/apache//httpd/binaries/win32/httpd-2.2.17-win32-x86-openssl-0.9.8o.msi
2- Down load OpenSSL from the following location:
http://www.thompsonbd.com/files/apache/Openssl-0.9.7e-Win32.zip
Installing Apache
Install Apcher Server with Default settings and make sure no other application is running on ports 80 and 443.

Installing OpenSSL
Unzip the file Openssl-0.9.7e-Win32.zip and copy the extracted folder on drive C and rename it a Openssl.
Certificate Generation
1- Navigate to Openssl folder using command line.
2- Execute the following:
  • openssl req -config openssl.cnf -new -out mycert.csr -keyout mycert.pem
  • openssl rsa -in mycert.pem -out mycert.key
  • openssl x509 -in mycert.csr -out mycert.cert -req -signkey mycert.key -days 365
Copy the .cert and .key files to C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\conf
Enable SSL on Apache
1- Open httpd.conf file available at C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\conf and uncomment the following lines by removing #:
  • #LoadModule ssl_module modules/mod_ssl.so
  • #Include conf/extra/httpd-ssl.conf
2- Open httpd-ssl.conf file available at  and enter certificate and key values as given below:
#   Server Certificate:
SSLCertificateFile “C:/Program Files/Apache Software Foundation/Apache2.2/conf/mycert.cert”
#   Server Private Key:

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Courtesy:http://abrarhashmi.wordpress.com/2011/01/09/configuring-apache-with-open-ssl/

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