How to Install SSL Certificate in Red Hat Linux Apache Web Server
How to Install SSL Certificate in Red Hat Linux
Apache Web Server
- Prepared by AboutSSL.org
Red Hat Linux is an open source Linux distribution which offers a reliable solution to
the business world. Red Hat Linux was replaced by Red Hat Enterprise Linux, for
the enterprise environment, in 2003, and Red Hat Linux was discontinued in 2004.
It supports hardware and commercial applications as well provide a secure platform
to build public and private cloud. SSL certificate is a primary requirement to secure
Red Hat Linux.
Let’s discuss How to Install SSL certificate in Red Hat Linux Server.
Download Certificate Files from SSL Provider
The first step is, you need to download your certificate files that you received via an
Email from your SSL certificate provider.
It should be a .zip file.
Copy All Files in Directory (Cont.…)
The second step is, open it in your favourite text editor like notepad++, copy all the
content of file including BEGIN CERTIFICATE and END CERTIFICATE with
The text file should look like this,
Save it as yourdomainname.crt and copy it into your web server directory where you
need to save all certificates. For example,
Copy All Files in Directory
Therefore, for CA bundle, private key and main certificate file path should be as
1. You ned to store all the certificates file here:
2. You should store the server’s private keys here:
3. You should store all the bundle files by the certificate authority here:
Steps to Install an SSL Certificate
Open Virtual Host of the file, you want to add these files:
Open and copy CA Bundle (PEM file) on directory location.
Open .configfile with notepad++ text editor.
In, this file, there is an SSL section where you want to copy below code,
You can see later that SSL section of config will look alike:
SSLCACertificateFile / yourdomainname/httpd/conf/ssl.crt/ca-chain-pem.txt
Finally, save your httpd.config file and restart Apache web server.
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