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Set Up Apache with a Free Signed SSL Certificate on CentOS

Posted October 24, 2014 2.2k views

Hello,

Are there any instructions on how to set up Apache with a free signed SSL certificate on CentOS?

This article only has the instructions for Ubuntu.
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-apache-with-a-free-signed-ssl-certificate-on-a-vps

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Following the steps in the Ubuntu article, you should be able to obtain the certificate from StartSSL. The differences will come when you install it on the server. This article on creating a self-signed cert for Apache on CentOS should point you in the right direction when combined with the info in the StartSSL one.

The key differences from Ubuntu are installing mod_ssl

yum install  mod_ssl

And the location of the Apache configuration:

/etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf
by Etel Sverdlov
This tutorial explains how to create a self-signed SSL certificate, how to add it to your server, and how to configure the SSL file to display the certificate to the world. A SSL certificate is a way to encrypt a site's information and create a more secure connection. Certificate Authorities can issue SSL certificates that verify the server's details while a self-signed certificate has no 3rd party corroboration. This tutorial is written for Apache on a Centos server.
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