Solved

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

Posted on 2006-06-14
2
217 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
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.
0
Comment
Question by:fuze44
2 Comments
 
LVL 104

Accepted Solution

by:
Sembee earned 500 total points
ID: 16976015
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:fuze44
ID: 16986519
Thanks, Simon.
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I've always wanted to allow a user to have a printer no matter where they login. The steps below will show you how to achieve just that. In this Article I'll show how to deploy printers automatically with group policy and then using security fil…
Setting up a Microsoft WSUS update system is free relatively speaking if you have hard disk space and processor capacity.   However, WSUS can be a blessing and a curse. For example, there is nothing worse than approving updates and they just have…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview how to record your screen with Microsoft Expression Encoder. This program is still free and open for the public to download. This will be demonstrated using Microsoft Expression Encoder 4.
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question