How to host Ruby Rails application in https .

How to make my ruby on rails application to work on with https
protocol . My application rails version - 2.3.8 . I use phusion
passenger and apache as server . Kindly help me how to make it up .

How to make my ruby on rails application to work on with https
protocol . My application rails version - 2.3.8 . I use phusion
passenger and apache as server . Kindly help me how to make it up .

That's not Rails specific. You need to setup your Apache server to use SSL.
I'm not an Apache expert, but I think you have to:
- Enable mod_ssl
- Setup the port SSL will listen to (The default might be commented on
your conf file)
- Define your virtualhost for that port.

If your server already has SSL configured, you only need to define your vhost.

Hope it helps.

Thanks pal. Using a single apache with multiple virtual host im able
to achieve https and run my run application .

<VirtualHost *:8080>

ServerName somename.com

Options FollowSymLinks
RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} !^443$
RewriteRule ^.*$ https://%{SERVER_NAME}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R]

</VirtualHost>

<VirtualHost *:443>
RailsEnv development
   <Directory />
      Options FollowSymLinks
      AllowOverride None
      Order deny,allow
# Deny from none
      Allow from all
   </Directory>
ProxyPreserveHost on

Document /home/sasi/SampleApp/public

ServerName somename.com
ErrorLog "/usr/local/apache2/logs/error_log"
TransferLog "/usr/local/apache2/logs/access_log"
SSLEngine on

SSLCipherSuite ALL:!ADH:!EXPORT56:RC4+RSA:+HIGH:+MEDIUM:+LOW:
+SSLv2:+EXP:+eNULL

SSLCertificateFile "/home/sasi/Demo_ssl_root_certificates/
ssl_demo211.cer"

<FilesMatch "\.(cgi|shtml|phtml|php)$">
    SSLOptions +StdEnvVars
</FilesMatch>
<Directory "/usr/local/apache2/cgi-bin">
    SSLOptions +StdEnvVars
</Directory>

BrowserMatch ".*MSIE.*" \
         nokeepalive ssl-unclean-shutdown \
         downgrade-1.0 force-response-1.0

CustomLog "/usr/local/apache2/logs/ssl_request_log" \
          "%t %h %{SSL_PROTOCOL}x %{SSL_CIPHER}x \"%r\" %b"
</Virtualhost>

Through single server setup im able to achieve this (placing app and
db in the server ) works fine. Can u suggest me . How can i achieve
this in a three tier architecture . (Web component simple apache , App
server containing passenger module with apache pointing the
application , db server in a seperate machine ) . Between web,db and
app im able to esatblish connection. But with respect to https . When
i call from webserver to app internally the URL shifts back to http
from https so url breaks up in this case. Any ruby plugin / gum which
will support https (SSL) to stay .