[thelist] eCommerce / Secure Cert / domain path question

Brian White - WebHostingSolutions.com bwhite at webhostingsolutions.com
Sat Jul 17 13:19:20 CDT 2010

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 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

You can get a secure cert that will work for *both* www and without 
www (that's what we do).


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