How to change an http site to https in apache2

Posted on 2005-03-05
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Last Modified: 2010-03-04
I've got apache2 on a Sparc box running FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE. I'd like to get some of the virtualhost sites that it's serving to do https. What do I change in the httpd.conf to do this? I admin the box via ssh and webmin, so either way is good, but I'd prefer to know how to do it via CLI as opposed to webmin.

here's a snippet of my virtualhost for one of the sites from my httpd.conf:
DocumentRoot /usr/local/www/myhost
ServerName myhost.xxxx.xxxxxx.tld
<Directory "/usr/local/www/myhost">
AllowOverride None
order allow,deny
allow from all
Options +Indexes
AuthType Basic
AuthLDAPAuthoritative on
AuthLDAPEnabled on
AuthName "Documents and Downloads"
AuthLDAPUrl "ldap://ldap.xxx.xxxxx.tld/OU=Departments,OU=xxx xxxxx,DC=ad,DC=xxx
AuthLDAPBindDN "CN=xxxxxxxxxx,OU=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx,OU=IT-Admin,OU=
AuthLDAPBindPassword xxxxxxxxx
require valid-user

Will I need to set up a cert for the site, and how would I do so under apache2 if this is necessary?
Question by:David Piniella
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bloodredsun earned 520 total points
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by:David Piniella
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so which of those methods is most ideal for my situation and will I need to create a cert for the site? I understand that apache2 does ssl natively (built-in) as opposed to apache 1.3 (where you had have an ssl add-on).
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ahoffmann earned 280 total points
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apache comes with it own cert, the snaikoil cert.
You may generate your own cert using openssl, but for a trustworthy site that's not recommended, you better by a trusted cert.


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