|another SSL question.|
| 1:07 am on Apr 6, 2011 (gmt 0)|
I've generated my own self-signed certificate, and it's OK. I have a real one that I paid for, and I'll swap it in later.
When I view my site with HTTPS, I get the warnings, fine fine fine
but the certificate being used is the wrong one! It does not show my organization name, my country, province, nor does it even have the right Common Name (*.example.com), instead it's showing the name of the server it's on (vps.mywebserver.com)
In the <VirtualHost> section, I've added this where I define the example.com site:
And I expected Apache to use those.
But instead, it's using certificates defined in /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf,
SSLProtocol all -SSLv2
that localhost.key stuff was apparently created when I installed mod_ssl.
Obviously, I'd like Apache to use my custom <VirtualHost> with the keys I just made. Not these default ones.
Should I alter this ssl.conf file?
If so, in what way? Should I nuke the whole <VirtualHost _default_> section?
| 1:13 am on Apr 6, 2011 (gmt 0)|
OMG I'm kind of embarrased, I figured it out just moments after posting here.
I'd defined the site with my IP address and port 80.
<VirtualHost 126.96.36.199:80> ...
I just had to put in a new section, all the same settings, but listening to port 443.
<VirtualHost 188.8.131.52:443> ...
I still get the "self-signed" warning, but at least it's for the right domain.
I hope this post helps someone else, some day
| 10:48 pm on Apr 6, 2011 (gmt 0)|
That may not be all of it. Sites with SSL certs must have unique IPs. If they don't then any other SSL cert on the virtual host ON THAT IP will be likely to show erroneously.