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10-25-2011, 12:31 AM
whats a wildcard SSL and how do I use it?
10-25-2011, 01:55 AM
wildcard certificates are used to secure subdomains. For instance, if you have multiple subdomains under one. Say domain.com. Normally, you would use 1 SSL certificate for either domain.com or www.domain.com. It doesn't work for both, so you will need to decide which one to use.
A wildcard cert will allow you to cover any/all subdomains with 1 certificate. So, if you had name0.domain.com and name1.domain.com you could use a wildcard cert with both domains. You would only purchase 1 cert and do 1 signing request. Of course wildcard certs will cost you more, but if you need to cover a ton of subdomains it's the easiest way and cheapest way to do so.
I hope I answered your question.
10-26-2011, 04:12 AM
I use a wildcard cert for different virtual servers that fall under the same TLD like Rabbit mentioned. GoldenRabbit knows his sh&%.
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