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Synology Wildcard SSL Certificate

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I recently purchased a GoDaddy wildcard SSL certificate, which I intend to install on a Synology DS213 running DSM 4.2-3211. The problem I'm having is that, in order to use a wildcard SSL certificate, the Certficate Signing Request needs to be for a domain name in this format: *

When I proceed to enter * in the "Create signing certificate request (CSR)" dialogue box's "Common name" field, it rejects the asterisk. It will let me enter "" but not "*".

I've tried copying and pasting "*" directly into that field, which works, but when I click on the "Next" button nothing happens.

Does anyone know how to generate this type of CSR for a Synology device?

Dave Howe
Software and Hardware Engineer

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