DirectAdmin is not accepting my encrypted SSL key


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DirectAdmin is not accepting my encrypted SSL keyLast Modified: Nov 14, 2009, 5:20 pm
If you have an RSA PRIVATE KEY with headers that look something like:

-----BEGIN RSA PRIVATE KEY-----
Proc-Type: 4,ENCRYPTED
DEK-Info: DES-EDE3-CBC,D061ACF7F7A7D27F

then you would have a password encrypted key.

This will not work with DirectAdmin since it would require someone to type in a password each time apache restarts.

You do not have to start over, you can convert this password protected key into a normal key by typing:

openssl rsa -in /path/to/your/key -out /the/new/key

where you'd replace the bold values with appropriate values.

This will ask you for the password you specified when you created the original key.
It will then create a non-password-protected key that you can use for DA.

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