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Can resellers set up an SSL cert, which can share with their clients?

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  1. kalexanakis

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    I think that similar questions are already placed here, but what I am asking is different, as far as the use of the account name is concerned (shared SSL with cpanel/whm can be used with a https://secure.domain.com/~username/ way).

    I know that with H-sphere control panel, resellers can setup a certificate for any of their domains, (let’s say secure.xyz.com) and share it with their clients (i.e. a client with domain ijk.com can have a secure area in his/her own account, like https://secure.xyz.com/ijk/......)

    Is this possible with cpanel/whm?

    If not, what kind of configurations must be made to httpd.conf to work?

    I have read the following article and I was very disappointed, considering the amount of "manual" work that must be made (write user and mod re_write rules):

    http://webm91e8.im1.net/privateserver/apache/how_do_i_set_up_shared_ssl.htm
     
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    any SSL on the server can be shared
     
  3. kalexanakis

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    Thank you dalem for your answer.

    What I would like to know is if I have to "manually" edit httpd.conf (or any other file) in order to have it work, or it can be configured via whm/cpanel.

    I would really appreciate any suggestions/guidance on how to implement it or just have some hints on where to start looking for a solution...
     
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    hi,
    to best of my knowledge only ROOT user would be able to install a SSL on server, no matter he's doing it for direct customers or for a reseller.

    regards,
    mohit
     
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    If we enable resellers the SSL option then the reseller can himself setup the domain with SSL.

    Actually it is not provided as incorrect SSL certificate may stop httpd service and lack of knowlege can prevent it from starting again.

    And also any doman with SSL installed can be used a shared SSL for other domains on the server.

    To be very frank, SSL means securing, so i think even the self signed certificate will also help.
     
  6. kalexanakis

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    This is true, resellers can setup an SSL certificate if they are allowed to.

    But what I really ask is if further configuration can be made so as an account with no certificate can use the certificate of an another secure account in the following manner:

    Secure site in resellers account:
    Code:
    https://secure.secureDomain.com/
    Non-secure site in resellers account:
    Code:
    http://www.xyz.com/
    Secure transactions at xyz (through aliasing or whatever...):
    Code:
    https://secure.secureDomain.com/xyz.com_Or_What_Ever_I_Wish/securePage.php
    and not like:
    Code:
    https://secure.secureDomain.com/~xyz.com_user/securePage.php
    Keep in mind that providing the account's user name to the public, through the url, is a security leak. It is also less elegant...

    Thank you all for your responses!
     
    #6 kalexanakis, Feb 7, 2006
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