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  1. #1
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    need help with ssl

    I have ssl for my domain as https:\\www.mydomain.com.

    Not sure what to do for my shared ssl clients.

    should I just let them use my domain name such as

    http:\\www.mydomain.com\client1
    http:\\www.mydomain.com\client2
    etc
    etc

    or perhaps a subodomain might look better like.
    http:\\securesite.mydomain.com\client1
    http:\\securesite.mydomain.com\client2

    or is this best:

    http:\\mydomain.com\client1
    http:\\mydomain.com\client1


    dumb question: if I do the subdomain method and create my cert based on this, do I have to actually create the subdomain as website in IIS? (i think I tried it and it worked), just wondering.

    Thanks for being patient with my questions.

    PCGEEK

  2. #2
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    Hi,

    I've just done something similar to this. I opted for the https://secure.mydomain.com as I feel seeing the word secure may instill a little more confidence from some people. To get this method to work I had to add a cname record for secure.mydomain.com to my DNS entry. This then redirected all traffic as if it was going to www.mydomain.com. This means my clients will be able to use https://secure.mydomain.com/~username This was done on linux/apache but I presume would be similar on IIS.

    Hope that helps,

    Adam

  3. #3
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    HI Adam,

    ok, great. thanks.

    Now, when you are using this ssl for your website, do you still reference it as: secure.mydomain.com
    or just https://mydomain.com

    Thanks.

  4. #4
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    You would have to reference it as https://secure.mydomain.com otherwise you would get a notice about the domain name not matching the certificate.

    Actually reading back through your post it sounds as if you have already got a certificate for www.mydomain.com is this correct? If so then you will have to use all your secure transcations through www.mydomain.com or you will get the notice about the domain not matching the certificate.

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