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I have apache2 running with self-signed SSL and all is functional.
I obtained a certificate, disabled the self-signed-ssl.conf , and created my own server-ssl.conf
I copied the server.crt to /etc/ssl/certs.
I copied the server.key to /etc/ssl/private
I added the content of certificate.ca.crt to the end of /etc/ssl/ca-certificates.crt
Added the following to server-ssl.conf:

SSLEngine on
SSLCertificateFile /etc/ssl/certs/server.crt
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/ssl/private/server.key
SSLCertificateChainFile /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt

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enabled my config:
a2ensite server-ssl
apachectl configtest (returns: Syntax OK)
service apache2 restart (returns no errors)

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Browse the https site with Chrome fails with: ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR

Chrome Security Overview
Can someone point me in the next direction to resolve this?
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Can you please tell me what OS are you running on your server?
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Ubuntu Linux
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by:Branislav Borojevic
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I assume you are using OpenSSL?

Please check this link:https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-create-a-self-signed-ssl-certificate-for-apache-in-ubuntu-16-04

It should help you go through the whole process, and see what you might have missed.

Good luck!
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The link above is for creating a self-signed certificate. As stated above, I already have a self-signed certificate working.
I have now installed a certificate from a CA and according to the Chrome overview, the certificate is showing up as trusted and valid. However, the server fails with an ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR.
I'm hoping to find someone who is familiar with apache2 and knows what would cause an SSL error when everything appears to be functioning properly.
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I suspect the problem was with the CA certificate format. Downloaded the certificates in a combined .pem file, set all three paths to that same file and all works perfectly.
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No other useful contributions made. Sometimes a little extra digging and a little luck is all you need.
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