[CentOS] ssl and NameVirtualHost

Wed Apr 9 18:22:22 UTC 2008
Tony Schreiner <schreian at bc.edu>

I recently aquired a Verisign SSL certificate for my web server on  
Centos 4, with apache 2.0.59 from centosplus.

It however doesn't seem to be working the way I've set it up,  
browsers connect but are told the certiticate is not recognized.  
Showing more info, the information looks  correct.

I think it has probably to do with the fact that I'm using the  
certificate on a virtual named host, and I wonder If any body has  
experience doing this? A few places in the apache documentation  
suggest that SSL cannot be used with name based virtual hosting, but  
I don't if that means, not at all, or not with multiple named hosts.

I have multiple NameVirtualHost on port 80, but will only plan to use  
one of the names on port 443.

The start of the section in my ssl.conf goes like this:

<VirtualHost _default_:443>
     ServerName nameprotected.domain.edu:443
     ServerAdmin me at domain.edu
     DocumentRoot /var/www/docs/nameprotected

nameprotected.domain.edu  is a DNS CNAME to the actual host.

How do folks do SSL and virtual hosts? multiple IP addresses is not  
an option for me.

Tony Schreiner