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Using Multiple Wild Card Certs With Host Headers

Posted on 2006-11-28
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Lets say you want to host three sites using hostheaders

1.) Site one = Default Site =  No Host Headers

2). Site Two = Hostheaders

3.) Site Three = Hostheaders

My question can you use a regular cert on the default and wild card cert on the rest?
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You can't use SSL certificates with host headers.
Doesn't matter if you have wildcard certificates or not, it isn't going to work. If you have three sites that you want to secure, you will need three IP addresses.

Simon.
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Your right in part you can use wildcard certs and host headers but what I have found is that Microsoft don't explain it is a protocol issue that only allows one somewhat shared cert but only for one domain.  But they make it sound as if you can use wild cards for each domain name and bind the ssl to the host header which I think is very misleading.  Thanks for your response.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/WindowsServer2003/Library/IIS/596b9108-b1a7-494d-885d-f8941b07554c.mspx?mfr=true
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One more thing if it had not been for godaddy.com giving me a refund yesterday on two wild card certs I would have been out a lot of money just wanted to say that.
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