Recently I’ve been migrating a website from Dreamhost Shared Hosting to Linode VPS running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with all updates installed. The site has SSL set up with Dreamhost through their web interface. I’ve been trying to get the SSL installed on the Linode side to no success.
I’ve followed instructions from RapidSSL:
Specifically, I’ve done the following:
sudo a2enmod ssl sudo service apache2 restart sudo mkdir /etc/apache2/ssl cd /etc/apache2/ssl openssl genrsa -out <privatekeyfilename>.key 2048 openssl req -new -key <privatekeyfilename>.key -out <csrfilename>.csr
Entered all X.509 attributes of the certificate with the exclusion of email address, challenge password, and optional company name as instructed by RapidSSL’s website.
After that I extracted the data from the .csr file, made sure there were no empty spaces/hidden characters (using Notepad++), and submitted the CSR reissue request with Namecheap.
After approving and receiving the new certificates, namely: certificate.crt intermediate.crt
I added a NameVirtualHost IPaddress:443 in the ports (/etc/apache2/ports.conf) file, and also added an additional VirtualHost configuration in the config file:
<VirtualHost 220.127.116.11:443> SSLEngine On SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl/private.key SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/certificate.crt SSLCACertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/intermediate.crt
ServerAdmin firstname.lastname@example.org ServerName www.mydomain.com DocumentRoot /home/example_user/public/example_website/ ErrorLog /home/example_user/public/example_website/log/errorssl.log CustomLog /home/example_user/public/example_website/log/accesssl.log combined </VirtualHost>
However, anytime after I save this setting and restart Apache2, it fails and the following shows up in the Error log:
[Fri Mar 07 14:59:57 2014] [error] Unable to configure RSA server private key [Fri Mar 07 14:59:57 2014] [error] SSL Library Error: 185073780 error:0B080074:x509 certificate routines:X509_check_private_key:key values mismatch
Any idea what’s going on? I’ve looked at stack overflow posts such as: SSL install problem - “key value mismatch” (but they do match?) http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4658484/ssl-install-problem-key-value-mismatch-but-they-do-match and Apache2 SSL Certificate/Key mismatch http://stackoverflow.com/questions/17990537/apache2-ssl-certificate-key-mismatch
But I’ve got nothing so far.
Thanks in advance for the help!
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