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:

Tutorial I followed:


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

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

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…