[thelist] Question about IIS, SSL, and subdomains

Scott Dexter dexilalolai at yahoo.com
Fri May 21 10:09:19 CDT 2004

> and each domain is assigned to the same IP (i.e., the server is
> using http
> 1.1 to resolve the domain name to the correct virtual website),
> then I can
> not have different SSL certificates setup for each domain. In other
> words,
> the certificate is tied to the IP address and not to the domain
> name or to
> the virtual directory/website on IIS.

SSL certs are tied to an IP address, not dns name. However, they are
tied to the IP address:port (the standard is 443). We were able to
get around the scenario you describe with our Cisco LocalDirector
that sits in front of the web server(s) and redirects requests to a
specific port on the IIS server. To be honest, I've not played around
with IIS6 (yet!) So I'm not sure if this is possible without an
external solution. Others?


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