?
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
Medium Priority
?
248 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
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 104

Accepted Solution

by:
Sembee earned 2000 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

Get free NFR key for Veeam Availability Suite 9.5

Veeam is happy to provide a free NFR license (1 year, 2 sockets) to all certified IT Pros. The license allows for the non-production use of Veeam Availability Suite v9.5 in your home lab, without any feature limitations. It works for both VMware and Hyper-V environments

Question has a verified solution.

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

So you have two Windows Servers and you have a directory/folder/files on one that you'd like to mirror to the other?  You don't really want to deal with DFS or a 3rd party solution like Doubletake. You can use Robocopy from the Windows Server 200…
Recently, I had the need to build a standalone system to run a point-of-sale system. I’m running this on a low-voltage Atom processor, so I wanted a light-weight operating system, but still needed Windows. I chose to use Microsoft Windows Server 200…
Have you created a query with information for a calendar? ... and then, abra-cadabra, the calendar is done?! I am going to show you how to make that happen. Visualize your data!  ... really see it To use the code to create a calendar from a q…
We’ve all felt that sense of false security before—locking down external access to a database or component and feeling like we’ve done all we need to do to secure company data. But that feeling is fleeting. Attacks these days can happen in many w…

719 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