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How do I get my certificate for SSL (baseurl.net) to apply to the full URL (www.baseurl.net)?

I'm issuing my own certificates from a Server 2003 machine.  The certificate is assigned to baseurl.net, which works fine.  But when I type in www.baseurl.net, I get the error that the certificate doesn't match the name of the site.  Since I don't know which URL my visitors will hit, how can I cover both addresses?

Thank you.
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fuze44
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SembeeCommented:
You can't.
The SSL certificate can only cover one name.

Your best option would be to put an alias in DNS so that domain.com goes to www.domain.com before it even hits the web server.

You could try using a wildcard SSL certificate, but that will not work with mobile devices.

Although why do you care about security warning messages? If this is a public facing server where you have no control over the visitors then you will ALWAYS get a warning message as you are issuing your own certificate. Unless all of your visitors are going to have your SSL certificate, there will always be a warning.

Simon.
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fuze44Author Commented:
Thanks, Simon.
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