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Any idea how to generate and CSR on Apache Red Hat and import the digital certificate on it in order to enable https access ?

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to gen the cert us

openssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout server.key -out server.csr

Once you have the csr generated you need to submit it to a certificate authority (i.e. digicert.com, godaddy.com, versign.com, thawt.com).  After the cert has been issued to you the apache ssl conf file will need to be updated.  The location and name of this file can vary from server to server -- Especially if you use a special interface to manage your server configuration.

Apache configuration files are typically found in /etc/httpd. The main configuration file is usually named httpd.conf. In some cases the <VirtualHost> blocks will be at the bottom of this httpd.conf file. Sometimes you will find the <VirtualHost> blocks in their own files under a directory like /etc/httpd/vhosts.d/ or /etc/httpd/sites/ or in a file called ssl.conf.

If you need your site to be accessible through both secure (https) and non-secure (http) connections, you will need a virtual host for each type of connection.

An Example would be:

<VirtualHost 192.168.0.1:443>
DocumentRoot /var/www/html2
ServerName www.yourdomain.com
SSLEngine on
SSLCertificateFile /path/to/your_domain_name.crt
SSLCertificateKeyFile /path/to/your_private.key
SSLCertificateChainFile /path/to/DigiCertCA.crt
</VirtualHost>

Adjust the file names to match your certificate files:

    * SSLCertificateFile should be your DigiCert certificate file (eg. your_domain_name.crt).
    * SSLCertificateKeyFile should be the key file generated when you created the CSR.
    * SSLCertificateChainFile should be the DigiCert intermediate certificate file (DigiCertCA.crt)

      If the SSLCertificateChainFile directive does not work, try using the SSLCACertificateFile directive instead.
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