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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Apache2 + SSL + Win32

I have been following the instructions posted here by Raible to get Apache2SSL running on Win32. Well, there were something extra that I had to do to get it working finally.
  1. Download precompiled Apache2 binary with SSL module from http://hunter.campbus.com/ and extract them to
    C:\Program Files\Apache2
    .
    You can place it anywhere in your drive.
  2. Find two ddl files ssleay32.dll and libeay32.dll in the installation directory and copy them to
    %SYSTEMROOT%/system32.
  3. Followed the instruction to create the test cert. I have cygwin so it was simple the only difference is that I didn't need to use -config option.
    • openssl req -new -out server.csr
    • openssl rsa -in privkey.pem -out server.key
    • openssl x509 -in server.csr -out server.crt -req -signkey server.key -days 3650
  4. Create a subdir called ssl.crt under conf and place the genereated file server.crt and server.key there.
  5. edit httpd.conf file (The instruction on Raible's site didn't work for me on this part):
    • Uncommented this line LoadModule ssl_module modules/mod_ssl.so
    • Replaced all c:/apache with the installation directory. (Note that I use forward slash)
    • Removed line <IfModule mod_ssl.c> and it's closing tag to force include ssl.conf.
  6. edit ssl.conf
    • Removed line <IfDefine SSL> and it's closing tag to force SSL
    • Replaced all c:/apache.
    • Changed ServerName to your site name. Changed ServerAdmin too but should have no impact.
Start Apache and test, it works now! My next task is to get Subverion working with ApacheSSL on Win32...

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