Which "web server type" do I use for a SSL certificate on Snow Leopard Server?

I ordered a signed certificate for my OS X Server, and was about to fill out the CSR info, but stumbled on the question of "web server type" when presented with many options (including multiple Apache options)

I know the server is using Apache 2, and that's an option, but there's other options mentioned too, and as I mostly just want SSL for email, CalDAV and CardDAV, I wasn't sure if there was a more appropriate server type to go with.

The options I have are: Apache + ApacheSSL, Apache + MOD SSL, Apache + OpenSSL, Apache + Ravien, Apache + SSLeay, Apache 2, C2Net Stronghold, Cobalt Series, Cpanel, Ensim, Hsphere, IBM HTTP, iPlanet Server, Ipswitch, Jakart-Tomcat, Lotus Domino, Microsoft IIS, Netscape, O'Reilly, Other, Plesk, WebLogic, WebStar, Zues

Now obviously there's many in there in that list that aren't the case here, I'm just listing all the options presented to me.
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flyawaymikeAuthor Commented:
I just realized that zone should be "OS X Server", not "Apple Operating Systems", and apparently I can only edit the text of the question - would an Admin here be able to change that?
I would go with openssl option.

Brad HoweDevOps ManagerCommented:
Yes, openssl with mod_ssl installed. The Apache ones a just derivitives of eachother.

Apache + ApacheSSL was the first
Apache + MOD SSL was the successor.

Essentially, Apache with SSL/TLS support is both.

mod_ssl  is the Apache engine to support SSL
OpenSSL is the certificate generator


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flyawaymikeAuthor Commented:
wait, so go with "Apache + MOD SSL" then?
flyawaymikeAuthor Commented:
ok i got that part now, that openssl being the certificate generator:

but as for answering the "web server type" on the page of the signed certificate authority site, I would go with "Apache + MOD SSL" as my server type?  (for OS X 10.6 Server)
Brad HoweDevOps ManagerCommented:

It is both openssl creates the certificates and mod_ssl is the engine that provides SSL to apache.

Essentially, mod_ssl relies on OpenSSL to provide the cryptography engine for the SSL certificate.

I am not familar with OSx apache2 but essentially you install openssl and compile apache with the mod_ssl option.


flyawaymikeAuthor Commented:
flyawaymikeAuthor Commented:
ok thanks hades!
flyawaymikeAuthor Commented:
Thanks hades, I finalized the request with the certificate authority, using Apache + MOD SSL, and installed the returned file.  Everything appears to be working fine now on all the services, no complaints and the certificate shows up as authentic.  
Brad HoweDevOps ManagerCommented:
Glad you got it working for you. Have a good one . - Hades666
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