Question

SSL Handshake Failed Error

  • Posted November 10, 2014

I just set up SSL on my droplet today, but when I tried to access the SSL version of my site, I was greeted with a “SSL Connection Error”. I access the IP address of my site via SSL and received the error message below. But when I accessed the mapped domain of my site, via SSL, I received a 525 Server Error; “SSL handshake failed” Any advice?

Exact error message: Unable to make a secure connection to the server. This may be a problem with the server, or it may be requiring a client authentication certificate that you don’t have. Error code: ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR

Mapped Domain Error message via CloudFlare: http://postimg.org/image/nvwzzuyb5/

Tutorial I followed: https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-apache-with-a-free-signed-ssl-certificate-on-a-vps

Subscribe
Share

I can SSH into my droplet. But I can’t access the SSL version of my site : /


Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

I finally fixed it after, what felt like a lifetime of editing virtual host files.

DocumentRoot /Directory/of/Website/

  <Directory />
       Options FollowSymLinks
       AllowOverride All
   </Directory>
   <Directory /Directory/of/Website/>
       Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews
       AllowOverride All
       Order allow,deny
       allow from all
   </Directory>

Change “none” in the “AllowOverride” lines to “all” in the Virtual Host config for port 443. Or whatever port you have SSL running on.

Well, I disabled Bitdefender’s scan SSL function and everything seems to work find now…