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GeneG



Joined: 29 Jan 2020
Posts: 6
Location: USA

PostPosted: Mon 03 Feb '20 7:19    Post subject: SSL Certificate Questions Reply with quote

With regards to using Apache Win 64-bit binaries on laptops using Win 10 Pro:

I have 1 WAN IP address, and have 2 laptops with 2 separate NAT IP addresses.

I have 3 FQDN domains, each with 3 subdomains, that I would like to get SSL trusted certificates for.

Currently, for testing purposes, all the virtual hosting works correctly, including a SSL "self-signed" certificate using "https" on port 443(when I continue on to "my untrusted site".

With regards to obtaining the proper trusted SSL certificates:

Question 1)

The domain registrars tell me that I will need an FQDN SSL certificate....and an "SSL Wildcard" certificate(for the subdomains associated with each FQDN).

Do both of these certs "reside" in the Apache24 /conf directory? And are then referenced within the virtual host container? i.e. FQDN cert in that host container...with the "wildcard" cert within the subdomain containers?

Question 2)

Does the cert need to renamed to ".pem", as in the self-signed cert needs to be to work?

Many thanks for your help in advance!

Cheers
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Steffen
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Joined: 15 Oct 2005
Posts: 2806
Location: Hilversum, NL, EU

PostPosted: Mon 03 Feb '20 11:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best is to use mod_md, that gives you free certificates.

Go to https://httpd.apache.org/docs/trunk/mod/mod_md.html

or to a better Readme to https://github.com/icing/mod_md/blob/master/README.md
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