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    Secure Certificate Renewal

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: MetaLib
    • Product Version: 3

    I've just renewed my httpd/ssl/wotsit certificate with GlobalSign and put it in the right place (SSLconf/conf) as specified by the configuration under #..# SSL stuff #..# in httpsd.conf (and indeed made a change in httpd.conf to bar access to /tmp in htdocs re recent list discussion).

    To apply the certificate, is it sufficient just to restart apache (cd $httpd_root/bin -> su -> <pswd> -> ./apachectl restart -> exit) or do I have to restart SSL as well?

    As long as the certificate name is the same as the old one, no configurations need to be changed. If the name is different, one needs to update the files $httpd_root/conf/ssl.conf and $httpd_root/conf/ssl.conf.tml to point to the current certificates.

    Afterwards, restart apache with a root user using apachectl_auto.

    Security, ssl, certificates, Apache

    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013