concept and method of network setup implementing multiple secure websites with UCC SSL
Posted on 2011-04-27
Wow, you made it past that incredibly specific title!
In simple terms, I want to set up a couple of secure web sites, and I've got the economy pack of SSL certficates, the UCC SSL.
The ucc has 5 urls possible, and in my case I have Small Business Server 2011, so already I've given one to remote (or remote.domain.com) which uses port 80 and 443.
I've also got 2 websites on port 80, and I want to let them have an https page, so I can implement a paypal page.
It all seemed so easy, but then I ran into a huge gotcha! - there seems to be a rule about ucc ssl that they can only secure one ip address at a time.
So, doesn't this fly in the face of the concept of having 5 urls together? And it appears the other urls (like the server name, or x.local) seem to coexisit with remote.x.com
But it refuses to secure x.com on the same ip and port. That's the problem I want to solve in this question!
I'll need lots of help and ideas, and it isn't an easy problem. So far I've investigated using multiple ip on the same nic, but got blocked because my router will only support one ip per nic. I need some guidance on SSL to know the loophole in the rules, so I can secure 3 websites on one server.
Context SBS2011, ISS 7.5, Linksys Dir-825 router.