[thelist] eCommerce / Secure Cert / domain path question
johnlist at gulfbridge.net
Sat Jul 17 17:25:42 CDT 2010
On 07/17/2010 02:19 PM, Brian White - WebHostingSolutions.com wrote:
> At 11:00 AM -0700 7/17/10, Bill Moseley wrote:
>> On Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 10:52 AM, Brian White -
>> WebHostingSolutions.com <
>> bwhite at webhostingsolutions.com> wrote:
>>> A client has website abc; wishes to add abc/some_other_service and
>>>> If the secure certificate was purchased for abc.com, then yes,
>>> under/trailing abc.com can be secure, as long as the links begin with
>>> https and of course include abc.com as the qualified domain in the
>> To be clear, cert for abc.com works for https:://abc.com, not for
>> https://www.abc.com/. And a wildcard cert for *.abc.com does not
>> work for
>> http://abc.com/ (but *.abc.com works). And cert for www.abc.com only
>> for https://www.abc.com, not https://abc.com.
>> Pick your poison.
>> Bill Moseley
>> moseley at hank.org
> You can get a secure cert that will work for *both* www and without
> www (that's what we do).
I wasn't aware of a single cert that works for both (other than a wild
card cert, which is usually outlandishly expensive). Where do you get yours?
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