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SSL routines:ssl3_get_record:wrong version number

Hi, I followed the following tutorial:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-an-ssl-certificate-from-a-commercial-certificate-authority#step-2-generating-a-csr-and-private-key

to install a cert, that I bought via Namecheap using Apache.

This has been useful, but I keep getting the error I mentioned above, when I do:

curl --verbose --insecure https://[mydomain].de

I can always replicate the problem, when I log onto https://[mydomain].de I am getting an error in the Chrome browser:

ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR

I should say that I’m new to installing certs, so it may well be a simple error.

Many thanks

Felix

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Bobby Iliev
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January 3, 2023
Accepted Answer

Hi there,

Did you specify the listen 443 ssl; directive in the server block where you’ve defined the SSL certificate?

If so, would you mind sharing the complete Nginx server block that you currently have so I could take a quick look?

Best,

Bobby

In the thread below the response above you can follow how we came to the solution. Thanks again to Bobby Iliev for all their help!