Question

SSL not working on server

I am having problems getting SSL going on the server I followed the following instructions here for Apache

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-an-ssl-certificate-from-a-commercial-certificate-authority

and my SSL certificate isn’t working here is my vitutal host configuration

# Added to mitigate CVE-2017-8295 vulnerability
UseCanonicalName On
<VirtualHost *:443>
        ServerAdmin webmaster@localhost

        ServerName $domain
        ServerAlias www.$domain
        Redirect permanent / https://abovepath.ca

        SSLEngine on
        SSLCACertificateFile      /etc/ssl/certs/4f48e133ed38192c.crt
        SSLCertificateKeyFile  /root/abovepath.ca.key

        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
</VirtualHost>
Subscribe
Share

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.

This is what the issue was. You need to be in the following folder when a new droplet is created.

/etc/apache2/sites-enabled

Hello,

I believe that Apache might not have access to the /root/ directory. So Apache is failing to read the key.

I would recommend moving your key to /etc/ssl/ for example and then testing this again.

Let me know how it goes! Regards, Bobby