How to remove the Apache SSL password prompt when restarting / starting the Apache service on Linux.
Apache prompt when restarting the service:
The best way to stop Apache prompting for the SSL certificate password is to remove the SSL password from the certificate that Apache is using.
Remove SSL password Apache
Enter the following as root:
You will now need to point you Apache vhost config at the above key and do a test restart to make sure the service does not prompt for a password.