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  1. #1
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    SHARING AN SSL CERTIFICATE

    I have an ssl certificate installed on my main server. How can I encrypt a page on a website hosted on that server sharing the certificate? any idea is welcome.

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    I am not sure what exactly do you mean by "sharing" an SSL certificate, as it can only be used in 1 domain / 1 IP address. If I got it right, you're looking for the path to upload your webpages in order to be accessed from https:// link.

    If you have already installed it as you said, there should be a <VirtualHost IP:443> defined on your httpd.conf (if you're using Apache) defining the files' path.

    It would be more helpful if you post additional information:
    - O/S (i.e Linux, FreeBSD, Windows)
    - Web server (i.e Apache, IIS)
    - Controlpanel (i.e cPanel, DirectAdmin, Plesk, HELM) if available.

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    I know, but i've heard that it is possible to Share a Certificate that is installed on one IP with other domains. I mean if there is a way to secure a page from site A on siteB's certificate. like https://secure.siteB.com/Page_from_siteA.php
    Thank you.

  4. #4
    You can use a wildcard SSL certificate (goDaddy) that allows you to use one SSL for subdomains and other domains/IPs. They do cost more - usually around $299.

    But check with GoDaddy. I know they seel these SSL, I am not sure what they call them.

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    Normally what I have seen is the use of shared ssl where the SSL cert will be bought under the main servers name. Lets say server.sitename.com . So you can access other domains files using the main servers ssl cert by using the link
    https://server.sitename.com/~<username>/
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    If it is apache you need to configure mod_userdir to achieve this.
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  7. #7
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    I do have a certificate on the server but it doesn't work when I use:
    https://secure.site.com/username
    Do I need to buy a specific certificate ? or just the apache config will do it?

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    What OS does your server have and any control panel installed?

    You have installed SSL on the main IP and you need to use this SSL as shared for all domains on the server right?
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    Yeah. and I use Cpanel with Linux-Apache. I have managed to access the other domain from that ssl using https://secure.site.com/~username But the problem is I have a pop up saying the pages are still unencrypted. Is that because they don't belong in the same directory as the main domains(where the ssl is) ?

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    Does the main index pages have href links with calls to http:// ?
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    yes but what I want to do is to use other pages in the hosted domain's directory not available on the site through links.like https://secure.site.com/~username/dostuff

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    If the https://secure.site.com/~username/dostuff/ pages does not have href links ie inside the folder /home/username/public_html/dostuff/, it should work.
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