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Monday, August 17, 2009

Configuring SSL on an AWS EC2 instance - Security Groups

If you are trying to set up SSL with Apache (or any other server) on an AWS EC2 instance then before you do anything else, add port 443 to your Security Group.

Until you do that absolutely NOTHING will work!

You typically set up a Security Group when you create your EC2 account and then forget about them - I know I did...

You can see what ports you have open with this command:
$ ec2-describe-group
And you open up Port 443 with this command ('default' is the name of my security group):
$ ec2-authorize -p 443 default

I hope to write more on troubleshooting SSL set ups shortly.


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