Apache: Unable to configure permitted SSL ciphers

April 26, 2022 / SSL

In this article, you get information about Apache and when Apache is unable to configure permitted SSL ciphers.

First of all, what is Apache important?

Apache is nothing but a web server. It’s software that receives everyone’s requests to access a web page. It has few security checks on everyone’s HTTP request and it helps you to take to the web page, as it depended on you also as on which page you have requested and sometimes the pay can ask the server to run a few modules while generating the document to server you. After that, it serves you the document you have requested.

Sometimes you may see the errors like the following in the Apache log after a failed restart. 

[Sun Aug 23 10:44:25.973858 2020] [ssl:emerg] [pid 1200380] AH01898: Unable to configure permitted SSL ciphers
[Sun Aug 23 10:44:25.973887 2020] [ssl:emerg] [pid 1200380] SSL Library Error: error:1410D0B9:SSL routines:SSL_CTX_set_cipher_list:no cipher match
[Sun Aug 23 10:44:25.973893 2020] [ssl:emerg] [pid 1200380] AH02312: Fatal error initialising mod_ssl, exiting.

Description: This happens if the SSL Cipher Suite configured for Apache is not available in the installed OpenSSL version on the server.

Workaround: The SSL Cipher Suite adjusts to match the OpenSSL version on the server. We recommend you select the default SSL Cipher Suite. The SSL Cipher Suite changed in the following location of WHM.

Follow the following steps as given:

  1. Go to Home
  2. See the Service Configuration
  3. Write Apache Configuration and click on It
  4. Click on the Global Configuration

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