Install SSL Certificate on Apache
To install your SSL Certificate on Apache, follow the instructions below:
This document provides instructions for installing SSL Certificates. If you are unable to use these instructions for your server, Thawte recommends that you contact either the vendor of your software or an organization that supports Apache-SSL.
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Step 1: Obtain the Intermediate CA Certificate
Step 2: Install the Thawte Certificate
Step 3: Configure the Server
Note: Thawte will not know how the server was configured. The below documentation is for example only.
Please consult the Server Admin for specific file names and locations.
Some instances of Apache contain both a httpd.conf and ssl.conf file. Please enter or amend the httpd.conf or the ssl.conf with the bellow directives. Do not enter both as there will be a conflict and Apache may not start.
Note: Some versions of Apache will not accept the SSLCertificateChainFile directive. Try using SSLCACertificateFile instead.
The first directive tells Apache how to find the Certificate File, the second one where the private key is located, and the third line the location of the intermediate certificate. If you are using a different location and certificate file names than the example above (which most likely you are) you will need to change the path and filename to reflect your server.
Note: Some instances of Apache contain both a httpd.conf and ssl.conf file. Please enter or amend the httpd.conf or the ssl.conf with the above directives. Do not enter both as there will be a conflict and Apache may not start.
1. Save your httpd.conf or ssl.conf file and restart Apache. You can most likely do so by using the apachectl script:
You should now be set to start using your Thawte certificate with your Apache server.
Note: Using incorrect files will not allow to start the Apache server. Check the server logs for errors and verify your files: SO322
Step 4: Verify your certificate installation
To verify if your certificate is installed correctly, use the Thawte Installation Checker