Debian HTTPS

Posted on 2013-12-12
Last Modified: 2013-12-29

I am using apache and php, is there something that needs to be set for https to work correctly?

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No, SSL is enabled by default usually, but if it's not, run:

sudo a2enmod ssl

You can check if it's running by doing:

netstat -na | grep :443

It should look like this:

xterm@dellxps:~$ netstat -na | grep :443
tcp        0      0   *               LISTEN

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okay thanks; also do i need to add anything for php?
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Not to deal with SSL.  Apache will do all the SSL communications with the browser.
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xterm earned 250 total points
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You mentioned in the original post that you're running Apache/PHP so I assume that part is already working.

If that's the case, PHP needs nothing - it is only executed after the browser has successfully negotiated a SSL stream with Apache.

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