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NGINX - Godaddy - ssl

I am tying to use GoDaddy ssl with NGINX. I am having and issue getting this to work. Any help would be appreciated.

I did the following: openssl req -new -newkey rsa:2048 -nodes -keyout -out

gave this to GoDaddy and requested a new cert.

next I combined the two crt files into one.

Assuming your certificate file is called, use this command to create a combined file called (replace the highlighted part with your own domain):

cat intermediate.crt >

ssl_certificate /home/sammy/;
ssl_certificate_key /home/sammy/;

I am now seeing this error when I try to start Nginx:

sudo nginx -t


nginx: [emerg] SSL_CTX_use_PrivateKey_file("/etc/nginx/ssl-certs/") failed (SSL: error:0906D06C:PEM routines:PEM_read_bio:no start line:Expecting: ANY PRIVATE KEY error:140B0009:SSL routines:SSL_CTX_use_PrivateKey_file:PEM lib)


Anyone know why I am getting this error?

Thanks Phil