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I am trying to set up https for a shopping cart. I followed Webfactions excellent documentation to generate the CSR.

I am using ComodoSSL and after entering the CSR key I must select the server software used to generate the CSR.

There are lots of options, but what look most familiar are:

Apache - ModSSL

Apache (Ben SSL, Not Stronghold)

nginx

Please advise - thanks!

asked 16 Jan '13, 14:59

shipwreck
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I seem to remember something about Webfaction using a combination of nginx and apache?

(16 Jan '13, 14:59) shipwreck

Go with "Apache - ModSSL".

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answered 16 Jan '13, 15:39

seanf
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I just bought an ssl certificate from cheapssls.com and had to specify Apache + OpenSSL. Going with Apache ModSSL their CSR validator said Error, Unable to Parse CSR, Unable to Parse CSR as the common name provided by the service provider is empty.

(06 Dec '13, 12:47) redtk

The "Common Name" is your domain name. So that error message means that you forgot to enter your domain name while generating your CSR. You will need to re-generate it. If you continue to have difficulty, you can consider using an online tool such as https://csrgenerator.com/ .

(06 Dec '13, 18:44) likebike

The command used to generate it was openssl

So i would go with Apache + OpenSSL

:)

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answered 26 Jul '13, 00:45

VeenarM
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Hi I used java keytool to generate the CSR and i will install my certificate on Tomcat , what should i choose

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answered 29 Jan '15, 05:51

anant_jauhari
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It's the same answer - "Apache - ModSSL".

Even though your application will run on HTTPS with a certificate, you won't actually be installing that certificate into your Tomcat server. Instead, we'd install it onto the front-end Nginx server and decrypted data would be proxy_pass'ed to and from your application.

So, in that architecture, it's only important for the front-end webserver (Nginx in this case) to be able to use the certificate, and Nginx is compatible with the "Apache - ModSSL" certificate type.

(29 Jan '15, 06:19) ryans ♦♦
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