SSL Installation and Configuration in linux



Question: How to secure my local LAN network websites or personal websites








Answer: We can secure our local LAN network websites by using Self signed SSL.

     In this post i am going to explain how to install and configure self signed SSL. Which will secure your personal websites or Internal(LAN) websites

Step 1: Installation of required packages

# yum install mod_ssl openssl

Step 2: Create Private, CSR and Selfsigned key

# mkdir ~/SSL
# cd ~/SSL
# openssl genrsa -out ca.key 1024
# openssl req -new -key ca.key -out ca.csr
# openssl x509 -req -days 365 -in ca.csr -signkey ca.key -out ca.crt









Step 3: Copy the files to correct path

# cp ca.crt /etc/pki/tls/certs
# cp ca.key /etc/pki/tls/private/ca.key
# cp ca.csr /etc/pki/tls/private/ca.csr




Step 4: Edit the SSL Configuration file make the required changes and restart httpd service
# vi /etc/httpd/conf.d/ssl.conf

Edit the line 112 and make sure that SSLCertificate file is pointed to path /etc/pki/tls/certs/ca.crt










Edit the line 119 and make sure that SSLCertificateKeyFile  file is pointed to path /etc/pki/tls/private/ca.key










Restart httpd service to make edited SSL configuration work

# cat > /var/www/html/index.html

Yes SSL Works






Step 5: Verify SSL is working by checking through Browser