Enable and Configure SSL for ownCloud on Ubuntu for Secure Access

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In this post we will learn, how to enable and configure SSL on Owncloud 8 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Server.

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Step 1: Install Owncloud 8 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have already written a post on “How to install Owncloud on Ubuntu 17.04”.

Step 2: Enable SSL, Open the terminal and run the following command:

sudo a2enmod ssl

Step 3: Create a new directory for the self signed certificate

sudo mkdir /etc/apache2/ssl

Step 4: Create the self signed certificate and the server key that protects it, and placing both of them into the new directory

sudo openssl req -x509 -nodes -days 365 -newkey rsa:2048 -keyout /etc/apache2/ssl/owncloud.key -out /etc/apache2/ssl/owncloud.crt

Note: The above certificate is valid for 365 days. We have mentioned validity days in the command.

Step 5: Now we need to setup the certificate

sudo nano /etc/apache2/sites-available/default-ssl.conf

The lines that need changing are the following

ServerName LAN IP :443
SSLEngine on
SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/owncloud.crt
SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl/owncloud.key


Once the lines has been modified Exit and save.

Step 6: Activate the new virtual host

sudo a2ensite default-ssl

Step 7: Restart apache

sudo service apache2 restart

Step 8: If prompted the Apache2 could not reliably determine the server’s fully qualified domain name:

echo "ServerName localhost" | sudo tee /etc/apache2/conf-available/fqdn.conf

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