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Running the www server with SSL?

asked 2018-11-08 12:33:40 -0500

anonymous user


I'm using version 22.5 on CentOS 7.5

Ive set:

WWW-Server-SSL-Certificate /etc/letsencrypt/live/

but how do I specify the key file? Just append them together in a single file?

Also, I've tried setting:

WWW-Server-Port 443

but that just results in:

:: Starting Pathway Tools WWW server at

How do I setup the webserver to properly use SSL?

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answered 2018-11-08 17:32:38 -0500

Suzanne Paley gravatar image

The value of the WWW-Server-SSL-Certificate parameter should be the name of PEM encoded file containing both the server certificate and the associated private key. I personally have never created such a file, but googling it offers many links that tell you how to do it, e.g.

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It should also be noted that the contents of this file should be properly secured as it essentially contains your website's encryption key. It shouldn't be accessible from the web but should be accessible by the web server process/user. In other words, don't put the certificate in a document root directory.

ptools-admin gravatar imageptools-admin ( 2018-11-08 18:00:39 -0500 )edit

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