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How do I get a SSL Certificate for TS Gateway?

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I'm thinking of setting up a TS gateway to access my terminal services via the internet. I have set up a working test-server with a self-signed certificate. But that requires me to have users manually install the certificate on there machines. Obviously this is not wanted.

How do I get a "real" SSL certificate? I would like one for my "tsgateway.domain.com" and also for "domain.com". The latter being just for normal web-servers. Is there a difference in SSL certs for TS-gateway vs webservers (running linux)?

I'm confused. Any recommended companies for buying this (as cheap as possible)?

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Verisign and Entrust are probably two of the biggest you will find.  Verisign offer a  14 day trail period for SSL certs, you get them at the following links:

http://www.verisign.com/server/trial/faq/index.html ------- This is for the Root CA cert

http://www.verisign.com/support/verisign-intermediate-ca/trial-secure-server-intermediate/index.html  ---------- This is for the trail period intermediate cert that will work for 14 days.

Hope that helps
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Okay. I've done some reasearch on my own.

I see there is something called wildcard certificates. I found that digicert sells wildcards certificates for under $500. Wich is probably what i need then? But i have a mailserver, webserver and this TS gateway server. Can I use the same wildcard certificate for different servers? I'm not sure on how the CSR Creation process works. For me it seams like it gives a specific CSR from the server i'm creating it from, thus limiting it to the server wich the CSR was created from? Is this true or false? I used win2008 IIS "Create certificate request" function to generate the CSR. But i want to be able to use it on my two linux servers also.
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