Directadmin Enable SSL

It's really silly how DA doesn't enable SSL by default but is otherwise a stable, fast and secure control panel.

Here's a copy and paste way of enabling SSL for Directadmin in just a few seconds:

*setup SSL

openssl req -x509 -newkey rsa:1024 -keyout /usr/local/directadmin/conf/cakey.pem -out /usr/local/directadmin/conf/cacert.pem -days 9999 -nodes

That creates the public certificate and private key pair in the location Directadmin expects to find it and with the filenames it expects.

Set the correct permissions

chown diradmin:diradmin /usr/local/directadmin/conf/cakey.pem
chmod 400 /usr/local/directadmin/conf/cakey.pem

Enable SSL in the config file

sed -i "s/SSL=0/SSL=1/g" /usr/local/directadmin/conf/directadmin.conf

Restart Directadmin

service directadmin restart

Visit https://yourip:2222 and you'll see that SSL is enabled and working, this is again a huge security blunder for Directadmin because there's no excuse for the control panel not to be encrypted by SSL by default.  In fact I don't think any Control Panel should even have the option of connecting without SSL.


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