How to create a .ca-bundle

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How to create a .ca-bundle

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[Problem]
Installing an SSL certificate, the necessary files came in a .zip but apache expects a .ca-bundle, key and crt file. Some of those files have to be combined into one ca-bundle file and configured in the site config.

[Solution]

Three files have to be cat'ed together to get the ca-bundle file:

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cat COMODORSADomainValidationSecureServerCA.crt COMODORSAAddTrustCA.crt AddTrustExternalCARoot.crt > MySite-SSL.ca-bundle
Now you need to get the MySite-SSL.ca-bundle, MySite-SSL.crt and MySIte-SSL.key file to where they belong, normally /etc/apache2/ssl/

Now configure the site config in /etc/apache2/sites-available/ssl-MySite and add the bundle, key and crt file like this (Apache 2.x syntax):

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 SSLCertificateFile    /etc/apache2/ssl/MySite-SSL.crt
 SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl/MySite-SSL.key
 SSLCertificateChainFile /etc/apache2/ssl/MySite-SSL.ca-bundle
Make sure the rest of the config is ok (Document root etc) and restart/reload apache, and your site should be reachable, signed and secure!
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