[thelist] eCommerce / Secure Cert / domain path question

Bill Moseley moseley at hank.org
Sat Jul 17 13:00:38 CDT 2010

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 perhaps
>> abc/some_otherservice2
>> www.abc.com
>> www.abc/some_otherservice1
>> www.abc/some_otherservice2
>> If the secure certificate was purchased for abc.com, then yes, anything
> 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 URL.

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 works
for https://www.abc.com, not https://abc.com.

Pick your poison.

Bill Moseley
moseley at hank.org

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