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Server Name Doesn't Match Certificate Error in Windows Apache 2.2

Posted on 2011-03-14
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We are setting up an apache reverse proxy w/ ssl.  We have the reverse proxy working w/o ssl.  Need it working with ssl.  Created a certificate w/ the CN=proxy.domain.com where domain is replaced by our domain name.  We have servername and namevirtualhost commands setup to support proxy.domain.com.  Getting an error in the logs, the cipproxy.localhost-error.log file =
[Mon Mar 14 07:41:26 2011] [warn] RSA server certificate is a CA certificate (BasicConstraints: CA == TRUE !?)
[Mon Mar 14 07:41:26 2011] [warn] RSA server certificate CommonName (CN) `proxy.dmain.com' does NOT match server name!?
I undertsand the first line to relate to the fact we are using a self-cert.  The second line is the issue. Can anyone shed some light, remember this is a windows version of apache run on a 2k3 server box.  I can post partial configs if needed
Thanks.
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by:fcontrepois
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Every certificate must have the domain name as it's CN field.

One certificate per domain, unless you use e wildcard domain like *.mydomain.com
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Thank you for the response, isn't that what I have the CN=proxy.domain.com where domain.com is the domain is our actual domain.
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if your virtualhost is called proxy.domain.com apache will be happy.

Create a new certificate and put the domain name that's called by clients OR
create a new certificate with cn=*.domain.com
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That is where my issue is.  I do have the virtualhost called proxy.domain.com.  But I still get the error.  I can also try to make a cert with *.domain.com.  Will follow up.
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by:jtmoske
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Thank you, I found the error in the config file, there was another entry with server name command later in the file.  Removed that and went well.
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