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    Apache & HTTPS

    Well I may not seem like I know what I am talking about so please let me know if I at least have things right.

    I am taking a Linux Web Administration class and for an individual project I want to enable SSL for Apache. *I believe that it uses https ? But I was wondering how I would go about making it so I can use SSL with Apache.

    Or in terms that I understand it... I want it so that my little web server can make the little paddle lock symbol appear in the bottom of browsers. *Can anybody help me?

    Thanx in advance,
    Ryan

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    Re: Apache & HTTPS

    Well, setting up Apache SSL is going to be the easy part. You'd also have to get an SSL certificate from Verisign. That will be more trouble and will cost you money ...

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    Re: Apache & HTTPS


    Well, setting up Apache SSL is going to be the easy part. You'd also have to get an SSL certificate from Verisign. That will be more trouble and will cost you money ... *
    You don't actually have to get a certificate from Verisign (you can sign your own). But everytime someone logs onto your host with IE, they will have to agree to accepting and trusting the ticket (I can never get IE to save trusted tickets for some reason). If this going to be a production server, have Verisign sign your ticket for you (which costs boo-coo bucks). If this is for class, sign your own ticket.

    As for SSL. If you're using RPMs or another package manager, install mod_ssl for apache. If your compiling from source, it's a little more difficult. Tyr these two links:

    http://www.modssl.org/
    http://www.apache-ssl.org/

    Hope this helps

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    Re: Apache & HTTPS

    I really don't mean to sound like an idiot but does one of the above links mention how to make and sign your own certificate? Its just for class so they will just have to accept it for a little while longer.

    Thanx,
    Ryan

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