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I am trying to set up authentication for a part of my website using SSL certificates rather than passwords. The instructions I am following for this are here. The trouble I am having is that I do not seem to be able to use any of the SSL* options in my .htaccess file. It just gives HTTP 500 and the logs say the options are unrecognized.

Am I doing this the wrong way? Is there a supported way to do this?

asked 27 Apr '14, 07:20

dpastore
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Hello,

The instructions at the link you have provided reference httpd.conf as the place to put in these directives, they will not work in an .htaccess file.

So you cannot do that in this manner - you will need to use your own Apache installation and modify its configuration (httpd.conf) accordingly. You can use an application, such as mod_wsgi, to install an Apache instance on your account and then insert the SSL configuration directives in its configuration file.

Then you need to set up this Apache to serve your web applications instead of the shared instance.

If you need further assistance then please do not hesitate to contact us again.

Sincerely,

Valentin I.
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answered 27 Apr '14, 07:52

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