Today I upgraded my Apache installation to 2.2.13 on my FreeBSD server. (Thankfully I first upgraded my internal server before upgrading the server this blog is on).
The server didn’t start:
[error] Server should be SSL-aware but has no certificate configured [Hint: SSLCertificateFile]
To solve this problem I usually fall back to google…
Finding some discussions about this problem I tried the following:
Moving the SSLCerticateFile and SSLCertificateKey outside a virtualhost tag as suggested, I’ve got the following error:
[error] Illegal attempt to re-initialise SSL for server (theoretically shouldn't happen!)
More info wasn’t available…
After some debuggin/playing I found out I must remove ALL SSL stuff out of my
So in short my config file :
# Those two lines are placed OUTSIDE the <virtualhost> tag SSLCertificateFile /usr/local/etc/apache22/ssl.crt/server.crt SSLCertificateKeyFile /usr/local/etc/apache22/ssl.key/server.key # in a virtual host file: <VirtualHost *:443> ServerName sample.com DocumentRoot /usr/local/www/sample SSLEngine on <Directory /usr/local/www/sample > Options Indexes FollowSymLinks MultiViews AllowOverride All Order allow,deny allow from all </Directory> </VirtualHost>
Finally the sites are up again. Besides the Apache warning about SSL and virtual hosts everything runs find. PHeeew!
[warn] Init: You should not use name-based virtual hosts in conjunction with SSL!!
Now I must update this server, so If you can read this, the upgrade was succesful ;-)