22.8.1. An Overview of Security-Related Packages

22.8.1. An Overview of Security-Related Packages

To enable the secure server, you must have the following packages installed at a minimum:

httpd

The httpd package contains the httpd daemon and related utilities, configuration files, icons, Apache HTTP Server modules, man pages, and other files used by the Apache HTTP Server.

mod_ssl

The mod_ssl package includes the mod_ssl module, which provides strong cryptography for the Apache HTTP Server via the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocols.

openssl

The openssl package contains the OpenSSL toolkit. The OpenSSL toolkit implements the SSL and TLS protocols, and also includes a general purpose cryptography library.

Additionally, other software packages provide certain security functionalities (but are not required by the secure server to function):


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