Justin, Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 03:12:51PM -0000:
> Using 1) By one cert for FQDN www.mydomain.com , and copy to each server.
> Using 2) I need to purchase 3 certs using server1.mydomain.com,
> server2.mydomain.com, serverN.mydomain.com as FQDNs.
No, you need to purchase 3 licenses for the same cert - but this depends
on the license agreement between you and the CA.
> If I have a multiple sites on serverN.mydomain.com, in addition to
> mydomain.com, and using host headers, does that cause any problems?
Yes, if they use the same IP. SSL transaction (certificate presentation)
comes BEFORE the client can send host headers, so it's an 1:1
relationship between IPs and certs. If you want multiple SSL websites
on the same machine you must have multiple IPs, each with its cert
(see point 1), since a certificate has a CN field that must be identical
to the host header of the site, or you'll get a warning from the browser.
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