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ssl subdomains in tomcat?

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The ssl cert is a wildcard cert.  Do I have to use IP based hosting in tomcat or can I use name-based hosting?
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You can use name based hosting.  The Server will always return the same certificate no matter what domain the user is going too.  So long as the certificate matches the domain which the user is destined for the user will not get a certificate mismatch error.
casitAuthor Commented:
How would I set that up in the config file?  I haven't had to configure tomcat alot.
Create an SSL connector that uses the Wildcard Certificate.  Then create Virtual Hosts that are bound to that connector.

<Server port="8005" shutdown="SHUTDOWN" debug="0">
  <Service name="Tomcat-Standalone">
    <Connector className="org.apache.coyote.tomcat4.CoyoteConnector"
			port="8080" minProcessors="5" maxProcessors="75"
			enableLookups="true" redirectPort="8443"/>
    <Connector className="org.apache.coyote.tomcat4.CoyoteConnector"
			port="8443" minProcessors="5" maxProcessors="75"
			acceptCount="10" debug="0" scheme="https" secure="true"/>
      <Factory className="org.apache.coyote.tomcat4.CoyoteServerSocketFactory"
			clientAuth="false" protocol="TLS" />
    <Engine name="Standalone" defaultHost="localhost" debug="0">
      <!-- This Host is the default Host -->
      <Host name="localhost" debug="0" appBase="webapps"
	      unpackWARs="true" autoDeploy="true">
        <Context path="" docBase="ROOT" debug="0"/>
        <Context path="/orders" docBase="/home/ian/orders" debug="0"
                       reloadable="true" crossContext="true">

      <!-- This Host is the first "Virtual Host": www.example.com -->
      <Host name="www.example.com" appBase="/home/example/webapp">
        <Context path="" docBase="."/>


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You'll find a good description of it all here.  Effectively it is exactly the same as creating a Virtual Host setup without SSL.  All you are doing is adding SSL to the Connector which the Host entries are bound too.
casitAuthor Commented:
How would I make SSL listen on port 443 and forward all traffic on port 80 to the appropriate virtual host on 443?
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