Nginx failing to ask for PEM SSL key password

lakarjail nginx-forum at
Wed Nov 18 11:22:40 UTC 2015

Thank you for your answer.
Could you please describe technically the "protected vault" for Debian you
have in mind as a solution?

If I understand you well, there is no simple solution in debian as we can
have with Apache2 and its mod_ssl function 'SSLPassPhraseDialog'? That is
quite surprising from Nginx/Debian support.

itpp2012 Wrote:
> Assuming the cert files are not kept open, you could store them in a
> protected vault with the password in them, place them (copy from
> vault) where nginx wants them, close vault, start nginx and
> overwrite/remove the files.

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