Unable to restart apache services after SSL installation

Keywords: WordPress + NGINX + SSL - AWS - Technical issue - Services (Apache, MariaDB, MySQL…)

bndiagnostic ID: 9550493f-4fc6-03ed-a191-f442abd1f048

bndiagnostic output:

? Apache: Found possible issues
? Connectivity: Found possible issues
? Resources: Found possible issues
? Processes: Found possible issues
https://docs.bitnami.com/general/faq/administration/use-firewall/

bndiagnostic failure reason: The documentation did not make any significant change

Description:
I tried to install a SSL certificate to my site, but I was unable to restart apache services, this error is shown:

“Job for bitnami.service failed because the control process exited with error code. See “systemctl status bitnami.service” and “journalctl -xe” for details.”

I followd exactly this tutorial: https://lightsail.aws.amazon.com/ls/docs/es_es/articles/amazon-lightsail-using-lets-encrypt-certificates-with-wordpress

Please help on brign services back, I don’t care anymore about SSL, just want to get y site back

Hi @andresgonzalez,

The error is clear in the Apache’s log file

AH00526: Syntax error on line 4 of /opt/bitnami/apache/conf/vhosts/wordpress-https-vhost.conf: SSLCertificateFile: file '/opt/bitnami/apache/conf/bitnami/certs/server.crt' does not exist or is empty

That file does not exist or is pointing to a non-existing file. Please note that we are not maintaining the guide you followed so we suggest you recover the previous SSL certs or generate new ones

https://docs.bitnami.com/aws/apps/wordpress/administration/create-ssl-certificate-apache/

Note the paths are different in the guide

and use our HTTPS configuration tool later to generate the Let’s Encrypt certificates

https://docs.bitnami.com/aws/how-to/understand-bncert/

Happy to help!


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Hi, thanks for the help! I did the first link, but when trying second one I get this error when running bncert tool:

Bitnami installation directory

Please type a directory that contains a Bitnami installation. The default
installation directory for Linux installers is a directory inside /opt.

Bitnami installation directory [/opt/bitnami]:

Warning: The web server configuration check failed. Please fix the configuration
error:
AH00526: Syntax error on line 5 of
/opt/bitnami/apache/conf/vhosts/wordpress-https-vhost.conf:
SSLCertificateKeyFile: file ‘/opt/bitnami/apache/conf/bitnami/certs/server.key’
does not exist or is empty

It seems you didn’t create valid SSL certificates inside the /opt/bitnami/apache/conf/bitnami/certs/ folder. Please take that into account when running the commands of the guide. You can also copy the SSL certificates from /opt/bitnami/apache2/conf/

sudo cp -rp /opt/bitnami/apache2/conf/server.key /opt/bitnami/apache/conf/bitnami/certs/
sudo cp -rp /opt/bitnami/apache2/conf/server.crt /opt/bitnami/apache/conf/bitnami/certs/
sudo /opt/bitnami/ctlscript.sh restart apache

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