/etc/postfix/main.cf for iRedMail Certificates

August 11, 2014 6.1k views
  1. First Problem: /etc/postfix/main.cf for iRedMail

I got free SSL certificate from StartSSL

Certificate ca.pem private.key ssl.crt ssub.class1.server.ca.pemfiles are in cd /etc/apache2/ssl and they work fine when accessing Apachee server from the web.

Line below were added to /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default

SSLEngine on                                                                
SSLProtocol all -SSLv2                                                      
SSLCipherSuite ALL:!ADH:!EXPORT:!SSLv2:RC4+RSA:+HIGH:+MEDIUM                
SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/ssl.crt                           
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl/private.key                        
SSLCertificateChainFile /etc/apache2/ssl/sub.class1.server.ca.pem

As you can see etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default is lookin in ther correct spot for my StartSSL files so everthing is good,

I am having problems with certs in my email clients when accessing the mail server on the same droplet.
Suposidly iRedMail sets itself up to use it own certificate and thus this is in main.cf

# TLS parameters
smtpd_tls_cert_file = /etc/ssl/certs/iRedMail_CA.pem
smtpd_tls_key_file = /etc/ssl/private/iRedMail.key

The big question?
I asume I want it to use my certificates from StartSSL instead.
Can I just change the above two lines to /etc/apache2/ssl/* ?

smtpd_tls_cert_file = /etc/apache2/ssl/sub.class1.server.ca.pem
smtpd_tls_key_file = SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl/private.key

And also do I have to have to add a line to point to /etc/apache2/ssl/ssl.crt?

  1. Second Problem: From main.cf file:
# information on enabling SSL in the smtp client.
myhostname = mx.mydomain.us
alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/aliases
alias_database = hash:/etc/postfix/aliases
myorigin = mx.mydomain.us
mydestination = $myhostname, localhost, localhost.localdomain, localhost.$myhostname
relayhost =


root@mydomain.us:/etc# hostname
root@mydomain.us:/etc# cat hosts   mx.mydomain.us mydomain.us localhost localhost.localdomain
#      localhst mydomain.us mydomain

Should I change in main.cf the line:

myhostname = mx.mydomain.us to  myhostname = mydomain.us

Or since mx.mydomain.us is in /etc/hosts will it still work fine?

1 Answer

You will need to combine /etc/apache2/ssl/ssl.crt and /etc/apache2/ssl/sub.class1.server.ca.pem and then configure iRedMail to use the resulting file as the certificate:

cat /etc/apache2/ssl/ssl.crt /etc/apache2/ssl/sub.class1.server.ca.pem > /etc/apache2/ssl/combined.crt

Then, set the following configuration options:

smtpd_tls_cert_file = /etc/apache2/ssl/combined.crt
smtpd_tls_key_file = /etc/apache2/ssl/private.key

I would change the droplet’s hostname to mx.mydomain.us instead:

echo mx.mydomain.us | sudo tee /etc/hostname | sudo tee /etc/mailname

and then reboot:

sudo reboot
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