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SSL, SelfSSL & subdomains

Posted on 2006-06-17
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I have a web application which is restricted to a limited number of user/customers.   I need to implement SSL as i have moved from shared hosting to a dedicated Server 2003.

If a CA key is necessary then I will get one but I am interested to know if one SSL cert will work across subdomains?

Also, would SelfSSL work for me?....in theory I know who and where my users are and in fact they access my app (currently at least) in a custom browser

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Am I basically asking for unecessary trouble?

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>> If a CA key is necessary then I will get one but I am interested to know if one SSL cert will work across subdomains?

yes, so long as it is a "wildcard certificate"

>> Also, would SelfSSL work for me?....in theory I know who and where my users are and in fact they access my app
>> (currently at least) in a custom browser

then it will work just fine.  you get the same encryption with a self signed cert as any other, you just miss out on the third party authenticity verification - which by your description is not necessary in your case.


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