Enable SSL (Apache)

Set up an SSL certificate for your IBM Aspera Connect Server Web UI.

To enable an SSL certificate for your IBM Aspera Connect Server Web UI, follow the steps below. Note that these instructions assume that you have already purchased your key and have created your certificate and key files.

  1. Locate your Apache configuration file and open with a text editor.

    Note that your Apache configuration file name may vary based on your system platform. Typically, your Apache configuration file is named apache2.conf or httpd.conf. If you cannot locate the configuration file for your system's version of Apache, see the documentation for your platform.

  2. Verify/update Apache's configuration file and save.

    Open your httpd.conf file and ensure that the "httpd-ssl.conf Include" line is uncommented.

    Include conf/extra/httpd-ssl.conf

    Add the following section to your configuration file (httpd.conf):

    Apache Version Directive
    Apache 2.2
    <IfModule ssl_module>
       Listen 443
    </IfModule>

    Note:

    Note: These commands do not work on RHEL or CentOS. You must edit the Apache configuration file as described below for Apache 1.3 and 2.0.

    Apache 1.3, 2.0
    <IfDefine SSL>
       Listen 443
    </IfDefine>
  3. Verify or update Apache's SSL configuration file and save.

    Open httpd-ssl.conf, which can be found in the following location:

    Update the SSLCertificateFile and SSLCertificateKeyFile information in httpd-ssl.conf so that it corresponds with the certificate paths and file names you have created or are currently using. For example:

    ...			
    SSLCertificateFile     /path/to/my_cert_name.crt
    SSLCertificateKeyFile  /path/to/my_key_name.key
    ...
  4. Restart your Apache Web Server and test your SSL connection.

    After restarting your Apache Web server, go to the https://your-server-ip-or-name to test your SSL setup. Note that this must be the same hostname that you entered into the common name field when creating your certificate. For details, please refer to Create an SSL Certificate (Apache).