Setting up HTTPS using SSL on window Apache environment

Follow below instructions to install the SSL on Apache.

  • Ensure port 443 is open on window
  • Click on the Windows Start Button
  • Click Windows Firewall
  • When the Firewall window opens look the the Advanced settings on the left hand side of the window
  • When the Advanced Firewall wondows opens, look again on the left hand side for Inbound Rules
  • When the Inbound/Outbound Rules window opens up, Enable rules which having port 443
  • Download latest Apache with ssl version (
  • Copy all certificate files in apache conf folder.In my case my all certificates are “C:\Program Files (x86)\Apache Software Foundation\Apache2.2\conf”
  • Make sure certificates should have .key and .crt files.if you are thinking to create certificate in here is the link (
  • Find Apache conf file call httpd.conf .
  • Make a copy of httpd.conf file and edit the existing one.
  • Enable mod_ssl and mod_rewrite module in httpd.conf file
  • Add code “Listen port 443” in httpd.conf file
  • Add the SSL <Virtualhost> block in httpd.conf  file

    DocumentRoot /var/www/html2
    SSLEngine on
    SSLCertificateFile  /path/to/your_domain_name.crt
    SSLCertificateKeyFile  /path/to/your_private.key
    SSLCertificateChainFile  /path/to/DigiCertCA.crt

  • Redirect All HTTP traffic to HTTPS.Add below line of code
  • Test your Apache config before restarting.
  • Restart Apache.

Note : ’SSLEngine On’ command wouldn’t work without adding SSLCertificateFile can not test SSLEngine On command alone without adding certificate. Also, Make sure openssl.exe working correctly.

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