wild card SSL certificate for multiple sub domains

Posted on 2007-08-03
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have a wild card SSL certificate for one domain say

I need to have multiple sub domains e.g ( running on the same SSL certificate on IIS 6. Can someone please help on how this is possible and any configurations needed for the same.
we are running a windows 2003 server
Question by:trips001
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    Expert Comment

    You have to use host headers and configure Server Bindings for SSL Host Headers.

    To configure the SecureBindings metabase property for SSL host headers

    Type the following command at the command prompt:

    cscript.exe adsutil.vbs set /w3svc/<site identifier>/SecureBindings ":443:<host header>"

    where host header is the host header for the Web site, for example, or

    More info here:

    Author Comment

    i have tried out above solution but noo good

    Hello everybody.

    We have a web server (Win2k3 SP1 with ISS 6.0) with only one IP
    We need to host two different websites, both protected with SSL,
    therefore we created the domain * and we bought a
    wildcard certificate for it.

    In the IIS we add a new website,, and define two host
    headers ( and both with the same IP:80
    port combination.

    Then, following instructions about how to set up multiple SSL
    Identities with the same IP, I ran the commands:

    cscript.exe adsutil.vbs set /w3svc/8/SecureBindings ":"
    cscript.exe adsutil.vbs set /w3svc/8/SecureBindings ":"

    cscript.exe adsutil.vbs set /w3svc/8/AccessSSL TRUE

    note: 8 is the website identifier

    What we need is to have both and
    running, using the same ip:port and with SSL, protected by the
    wildcard cert. *
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    Accepted Solution

    It's the correct procedure to configure wildcard SSL.
    If it doesn't work, read the link more carefully.
    You should have 2 different site identifiers.

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