SSL-Apache Column and More

A new column is up to kick off August — Securing Your Apache 2 Server with SSL.

I struggled in my early days with SSL and after several failures got the hang of it. I hope to save others some time and money in getting a good background and foundation for using SSL with Apache 2 on Linux.

I will be including SSL topics in the Open Sourcery blog throughout the month to expand on the column, including SSL logging, Apache on Windows and others.

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One good feature of SSL certificates in most cases is they can come with you if you migrate to a different web host after deploying SSL. The key is in the domain name – if you change domain names – it will require a new cert.

However, if in this case you would be moving your certificiate from an Apache web server on one host to Apache on another (using same domain name) – you simply need the private key and certifiicate file noted in the httpd.conf file for the domain copied to the new host.

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