SOLVED AutoSSL Config File Permission Denied

JaredDetroit

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I am having issues with AutoSSL not renewing certificates automatically or when being run manually. It looks like permission was denied for opening the 456_pagespeed.conf file and that possibly halted everything. Is there a known conflict with mod_pagespeed or do I need to update permissions on the file to something else? A good portion of my SSL certs are expired right now, which is causing quite a few issue. Is there another log file I need to look at to get more specifics?

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 5:35:59 PM The website “x.exampledomain.net”, owned by “user”, has a faulty SSL certificate (OPENSSL_VERIFY:0:10:CERT_HAS_EXPIRED ALMOST_EXPIRED AUTOSSL_READY_FOR_RENEWAL). AutoSSL will attempt to replace this certificate.
5:36:00 PM WARN Apache detected an error in the Rewrite config. <pre>httpd: Syntax error in -C/-c directive: Could not open configuration file /etc/apache2/conf.modules.d/456_pagespeed.conf: Permission denied </pre> Please try again. at /usr/local/cpanel/Cpanel/HttpUtils/Htaccess.pm line 435. ...caught at bin/autossl_check.pl line 264.
5:36:00 PM The system has completed the AutoSSL check for “user”.
5:36:00 PM The system has finished checking 1 user.
 

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5:36:00 PM WARN Apache detected an error in the Rewrite config. <pre>httpd: Syntax error in -C/-c directive: Could not open configuration file /etc/apache2/conf.modules.d/456_pagespeed.conf: Permission denied </pre> Please try again. at /usr/local/cpanel/Cpanel/HttpUtils/Htaccess.pm line 435. ...caught at bin/autossl_check.pl line 264.
Hello @JaredDetroit.

This is an issue with your Apache configuration file that will affect multiple features, not just AutoSSL. The system needs to run the "/scripts/rebuildhttpdconf" command without error. Could you revert the steps you took to enable Mod_PageSpeed with EasyApache 4? Then, verify features such as AutoSSL work properly. At that point, the following thread should help you get started with installing the custom module:

Installing Google PageSpeed Fails, EA4

Thank you.
 

JaredDetroit

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Thank you for the reply. I was able to execute "/scripts/rebuildhttpdconf" without any errors and when I removed mod_pagespeed, AutoSSL worked properly and issued certificates. Following the link you gave me and the issues section of the github install, I was able to re-install mod_pagespeed. With a default 456_pagespeed.conf, I'm still receiving the same error when I run AutoSSL.

Is there anywhere else that I can check to see what might be causing this error?

Code:
 9:29:43 PM WARN Apache detected an error in the Rewrite config. <pre>httpd: Syntax error in -C/-c directive: Could not open configuration file /etc/apache2/conf.modules.d/456_pagespeed.conf: Permission denied </pre> Please try again. at /usr/local/cpanel/Cpanel/HttpUtils/Htaccess.pm line 435. ...caught at bin/autossl_check.pl line 264.
 

cPanelMichael

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I was able to re-install mod_pagespeed. With a default 456_pagespeed.conf, I'm still receiving the same error when I run AutoSSL.
Hello,

Note the error message you notice with the AutoSSL feature is just a product of the invalid Apache configuration file. The best course of action here is to first ensure your custom Apache module is properly installed. If you can't successfully run /scripts/rebuildhttpdconf after installing the custom module, you can post to the linked PageSpeed thread to seek additional assistance.

Thanks!
 

JaredDetroit

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Before and after I reinstalled mod_pagespeed I am able to run /scripts/rebuildhttpdconf without any errors. I checked the file permissions of the default 456_pagespeed.conf that was installed and they were 640. I changed it to 644 and now it runs AutoSSL without errors. I guess it ended up being an easy fix.

Thanks for the help.
 
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I'm happy to see the issue is now resolved. Thank you for updating us with the outcome.