Important Note!This steps were verified with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, but this will be my last Ubuntu SSL how-to. I’ve switched to Debian — Ubuntu’s Unity interface is just plain silly on the desktop. So please refer to my Debian document in the future.This document requires that you’ve got a signed server.crt and a server.key file available. You may have just gone through my page Creating Certificate Authorities and self-signed SSL certificates. If not, go there first and follow the instructions.
The remaining steps involve Apache and other tweaks detailed step-by-step below. This file was originally written for Ubuntu 6.06, but has been kept current and verified with 10.04 Lucid Lynx. It should work with most/all releases in between — and probably Debian-based distros in general, with little or no modification.