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How to get SSL to work when using a pointer URL.

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This is my first time trying to impliment using an SSL certificate so I'm really not too familiar with them at all.  I am trying to get the certificate to work on an Amazon server.  I did some research and found out that in order to do this I need to create my own domain that points to the Amazon server.  The reason for this is because you are not allowed to directly impliment the certificates through an Amazon server.  


When applying for the SSL I used the command, openssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout server.key -out server.csr, with the Amazon server replacing server.  When I get asked the questions I input the pointer domain that I bought (i.e. www.pointer.com) for the common name.  It then genereated the csr and key files that got approved by godaddy and I was issued my certificate.  


I then went through the few steps to install your certificate on your apache server and everything seemed to go correctly.  When I restart the server and run the validation to see if it had worked it doesn't seem to be working correctly.


If anyone could please help me it would be greatly appreciated.  I'm not sure if I used the correct information when generating the key or if the method of having a domain that just points to your server is the correct thing to do here.




asked Feb 22, 2012 in SSL Certificates by anonymous

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What kind of error do you get?
answered Feb 23, 2012 by administrator (2,860 points)
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If your question is more specific then it will be easy to answer
answered Mar 28, 2012 by Fazil (180 points)
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answered Jun 12, 2012 by franciszen (1,340 points)

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