httpd with SSL
cristi.tauber at sbhost.ro
Mon Sep 6 23:10:10 PDT 2004
Yeessss ... thanks a lot.
On Mon, 2004-09-06 at 18:20, Josh Hansen wrote:
> Cristi Tauber wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I installed from ports (switched from sources ... hope to learn :) )
> >apache 1.3.29 with mod-ssl. All good ... httpd works ... i issued a
> >certificate ... but now when my computer reboots and apache starts in
> >ssl mode it asks for pass phrase !!! So ... if computer reboots over
> >night someone have to write the pass phrase so the computer can start.
> >This is annoying ... how can i skip this ... can i enter the passphrase
> >in my boot script ? How ???
> > Cristi
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> Hello Cristi,
> This is from the apache site:
> How can I get rid of the pass-phrase dialog at Apache startup time?
> The reason why this dialog pops up at startup and every re-start is that
> the RSA private key inside your server.key file is stored in encrypted
> format for security reasons. The pass-phrase is needed to be able to
> read and parse this file. When you can be sure that your server is
> secure enough you perform two steps:
> 1. Remove the encryption from the RSA private key (while preserving
> the original file):
> $ cp server.key server.key.org
> $ openssl rsa -in server.key.org -out server.key
> 2. Make sure the server.key file is now only readable by root:
> $ chmod 400 server.key
> Now server.key will contain an unencrypted copy of the key. If you point
> your server at this file it will not prompt you for a pass-phrase.
> HOWEVER, if anyone gets this key they will be able to impersonate you on
> the net. PLEASE make sure that the permissions on that file are really
> such that only root or the web server user can read it (preferably get
> your web server to start as root but run as another server, and have the
> key readable only by root).
> As an alternative approach you can use the ``SSLPassPhraseDialog
> exec:/path/to/program'' facility. But keep in mind that this is neither
> more nor less secure, of course.
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