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Setting Up Cloudflare and apache2

Hi

I was following a guide https://devanswers.co/configure-cloudflare-origin-ca-apache/ for this process as was relitavly uptodate and couldn’t find anything on DO’s area i did find a Nginx one but since i installed this from a template (wordpress) it wasn’t much use

Anywho i followed the guide using the chmod https://scriptstown.com/how-to-setup-cloudflare-ssl-and-configure-origin-certificate-for-apache/

The below is my /etc/apache2/sites-available/000-default.conf

Added to mitigate CVE-2017-8295 vulnerability

UseCanonicalName On

<VirtualHost *:443> ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost

    ServerName website.site
    ServerAlias www.website.site

    DocumentRoot /var/www/html

    <Directory /var/www/html/>
        Options FollowSymLinks
        AllowOverride All
        Require all granted
    </Directory>

    ErrorLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/error.log
    CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/access.log combined

    SSLCertificateFile /etc/cloudflare/websites.site.pem
    SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/cloudflare/websites.site.key

</VirtualHost>

I checked the syntax no errors i restarted apache set cloudflare a and aaaa records to the server IP loged into wordpress installed a ssh tool and now i get a cloudflare error 525 handshake error for the host so i know somthing isn’t quite right just to much of a n00b in cirtificates to identify where i messed up.

Any help is apreciated


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Hello there,

Did you run any tests using a tool like SSL Labs? You can check it here:

https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/

The tool performs a deep analysis of the configuration of any SSL web server which can be helpful to identify any errors.

Regards