Server with IIS and Apache - how to SSL encrypt Apache with IIS

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Published on 2010-05-01T23:11:37Z Indexed on 2010/05/01 23:18 UTC
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I have a Windows Server 2003 box already setup and working with IIS 6. IIS is set to serve a site out over both HTTP and HTTPS connections using default ports.

For various reasons I need to set Apache up on the same server and it needs to serve its pages to end-users as SSL encrypted HTTPS pages. Neither IIS or Apache are (or are ever likely to be) particularly high traffic or high usage.

The way I see it there are two possible ways this could be done.

  • Either export the SSL cert from IIS,set it up in Apache and get Apache to server the HTTPS connections itself over a non-default port.

    Or use IIS to proxy Apache in some way over it's existing SSL security.

What is going to end up easiest to setup, configure, maintain and run? Which is going to work best? Has anyone done this sort of thing before? Any tips or things to look out for?

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