May i know the issue and how to correct this?

ERROR msg:

nginx: [emerg] cannot load certificate key "/etc/ssl/self/key.pem": PEM_read_bio _PrivateKey() failed (SSL: error:06065064:digital envelope routines:EVP_DecryptF inal_ex:bad decrypt error:23077074:PKCS12 routines:PKCS12_pbe_crypt:pkcs12 ciphe rfinal error error:2306A075:PKCS12 routines:PKCS12_item_decrypt_d2i:pkcs12 pbe c rypt error error:0907B00D:PEM routines:PEM_read_bio_PrivateKey:ASN1 lib)
nginx: configuration file /etc/nginx/nginx.conf test failed

It's hard to say without any context, but it looks like nginx can't read your private key file. Make sure the private key is where nginx expects to be, and that it's readable by whatever user nginx is running as.


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Please show:
ls -l /etc/ssl/self/key.pem


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