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Apache:mod_ssl:Error: Private key not found.

Hello list:

I just finished the installation of libapache-mod-ssl and everything
seems to have gone ok until I configured httpd.conf to recognize
mod_ssl. I tried to stop and start apache as the mod_ssl "readme"
documentation says to do at the end of the configuration, but when I try
to start apache again I get the following error:

Failed to start apache: 
Starting web server: apacheApache/1.3.26 mod_ssl/2.8.9 (Pass Phrase
Some of your private key files are encrypted for security reasons.
In order to read them you have to provide us with the pass phrases.

Server (RSA)
Enter pass phrase:
Apache:mod_ssl:Error: Private key not found.

I followed everything in the readme to the t. The problem happens when I
insert the vhosts section for the default server ( meaning: <VirtualHost
_default_:443>). Again I used everything from the documentation, even
the virtualhosts bit is from the sample provided by the installation
(all the paths are the same), below is the virtual hosts section of my
httpd.conf file.

<VirtualHost _default_:443>

	<IfModule mod_ssl.c>
		SSLEngine on
		SSLCertificateFile    /etc/apache/ssl.crt/server.crt
		SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache/ssl.key/server.key

		<Files ~ "\.(cgi|shtml)$">
    			SSLOptions +StdEnvVars
		<Directory "/usr/lib/cgi-bin">
    			SSLOptions +StdEnvVars

		SetEnvIf User-Agent ".*MSIE.*" nokeepalive



All I have done above is remove the comments from the sample provided
file. The paths where the server certificate and the server key are are
exactly the same as well. And the permissions for those files are:

-rw-------    1 root     root          963 Jul 24 22:42 server.key
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         1180 Jul 24 22:42 server.crt

is there anything that I should change here? I did try changing the
permissions on the server.key file from chmod 600 to chmod 644 (which is
what the certificate permissions are) and I was still getting the same
"Apache:mod_ssl:Error: Private key not found." Error. Any suggestions?



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