H. Ferrence asked:
I am trying to install an SSL Certificate.
When I restart apache I get this error:
SSLProtocol: Illegal protocol ‘\xe2\x80\x93SSLv2’
Here are my conf file directives:
<VirtualHost *:443> ServerName example.com ServerAlias *.example.com DocumentRoot /home/abc/public_html/ SSLEngine on SSLProtocol all -SSLv2 -SSLv3 SSLCipherSuite ALL:!ADH:!EXPORT:!SSLv2:RC4+RSA:+HIGH:+MEDIUM:+LOW SSLCertificateFile /etc/ssl/mycert_example_com_cert.cer SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/ssl/mycert.key SSLCACertificateFile /etc/ssl/mycert_example_com_interm.cer ErrorLog logs/sites_error_log CustomLog logs/sites_access_log common </VirtualHost>
I resolved the error using @MichaelHampton’s catch on the hyphen.
Now when I restart apache the http service daemon does not start either with
apachectl restart or
apachectl stop and
So I stepped through the directives, 1-by-1 commenting and uncommenting and the moment I uncomment
SSLEngine on http does not restart.
So I wonder…this is the second container in the conf file. The first container also has an
SSLEngine on directive. Do I need to repeat that directive in each container?
Your configuration line doesn’t contain the expected hyphen (
-). It instead contains an en dash (
–). It looks similar, but it’s a completely different character.
In fact, it appears both of them are en dashes.
This can happen if you copy and paste from a web site which has unhelpfully changed hyphens to en dashes.
To solve the problem, replace both of the en dashes with hyphens.
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