How To Move An SSL Certificate From Windows Server To Apache.

Depending on your network you may have to move your SSL/TLS server certificate and its private key from one system to another. This article covers how to move your server certificate, and its private key from IIS that uses a single pfx/p12/pkcs#12 file to Apache that uses separate .pem,.crt, key files. This will require a conversion using OpenSSL that is on the Apache System. You need both the public key and private keys for an SSL certificate to work properly on any system. Windows uses the pfx/p12 file to contain these two keys; therefore, if you need to transfer your SSL certificate from one server to another or store it someplace for safe keeping you need to create a .pfx backup. Apache […]

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How to move SSL certificate from Apache to Apache

Apache uses x509 pem/crt certificate files for its configurations. You will follow these steps to copy, move and import your files from Apache to Apache system. Apache  systems are very customizable. The directory location and naming of the individual files needed vary depending on your personalized system. Below are generalized instructions. You will have to apply these examples to your own environment.  We will start by assuming that you have already successfully installed the SSL certificate on one Apache web server. Step 1: Finding/converting your SSL certificate and key file on Apache: Referencing the httpd.conf or ssl.conf  file on the Apache system look for the location and directories of the three files necessary on the Apache system that has the installed SSL certificate. […]

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Apache HTTP (OpenSSL / Nginx / ModSSL) – SSL Installation

Apache SSL is a very custom environment and your system may differ. Below are generalized instructions. If you have a custom installation, you will need to adjust these instructions appropriately. Like the majority of server systems you will install your SSL certificate on the same server where your Certificate Signing Request (CSR) was created. Your private key will always be left on the server system where the CSR was originally created. Your SSL certificate will not work without this private key file. We will assume that this is the original system. To install your SSL certificate On Apache SSL perform the following. Step 1: Downloading your SSL Certificate & its Intermediate CA certificate: If you had the option of server […]

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Apache HTTP (OpenSSL / Nginx / ModSSL) – CSR Instructions

To generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR), a key pair must be created for the server. These two items are a public key and a private key pair and cannot be separated. Apache SSL is a very custom environment and your system may differ. Below are generalized instructions. The utility “openssl” is used to generate the key and CSR. This utility comes with the OpenSSL package and is usually installed under /usr/local/ssl/bin. If you have a custom installation, you will need to adjust these instructions appropriately. To generate a CSR on Apache (OpenSSL/Nginx/ModSSL)  perform the following. Step 1: Generating your private key pair: On the Apache system type the following command at the prompt. openssl genrsa -des3 -out privatekeyfilename.key 2048 […]

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