To enable an SSL certificate for your IBM Aspera Connect Server Web UI, follow the steps below.
These instructions assume that you have already purchased your key and have created your certificate and key files.
The name of your Apache configuration file depends on your system platform. Typically, your Apache configuration file is named httpd.conf or apache2.conf.
|RedHat, Centos, Fedora||/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf|
If you cannot locate the configuration file for your system's version of Apache, see the documentation for your platform.
Open your httpd.conf file and ensure that Include conf/extra/httpd-ssl.conf is uncommented.
Add the following section to your configuration file (httpd.conf):
<IfModule ssl_module> Listen 443 </IfModule>
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>
Update the SSLCertificateFile and SSLCertificateKeyFilevalues so that they are 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 ...
After restarting your Apache Web server, go to the https://your-server-ip-or-name to test your SSL setup. 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).