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Self Cert SSL certificate for Apache2 on Ubuntu 8.04LTS

Generate a self cert certificate:


Create a new virtual host (you can only have one SSL virtual host / IP)

sudo cp /etc/apache2/sites-available/default /etc/apache2/sites-available/ssl

Edit ssl sothat it looks like this:
NameVirtualHost *:443

ServerName webangle-www1.everyangle.co.uk
ServerAdmin [email protected]

DocumentRoot /var/www/

SSLEngine on

SSLOptions +StrictRequire

SSLCertificateFile /etc/ssl/certs/server.crt
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/ssl/private/server.key

Finally, if you want to force redirect of all traffic to a certain folder via SSL (e.g, /phpmyadmin), add the following to /etc/apache2/sites-available/default

#Redirect traffic to /phpmyadmin through https
        RewriteEngine   on
        RewriteCond     %{SERVER_PORT} ^80$
        RewriteRule     ^/phpmyadmin(.*)$ https://%{SERVER_NAME}/phpmyadmin$1 [L,R]

Enable it:

sudo a2ensite ssl
sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 reload

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