[thelist] eCommerce / Secure Cert / domain path question

Brian White - WebHostingSolutions.com bwhite at webhostingsolutions.com
Sat Jul 17 17:34:22 CDT 2010

>>>>  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).
>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?

We resell GlobalSign certs. If you're interested, I can get one for 
you for less than GlobalSign's retail price. (contact me off list)


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