Please whitelist cPanel in your adblocker so that you’re able to see our version release promotions, thanks!

The Community Forums

Interact with an entire community of cPanel & WHM users!

Install purchased SSL on CNAME

Discussion in 'Security' started by samuelmf, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. samuelmf

    samuelmf Well-Known Member

    May 22, 2006
    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    Hi i had the cname: that lives on server 1 and that cname points to that lives on server 2 --> server 1 --> server 2

    If i enter by https i get a green lock on the address bar, thatis ok

    But if i enter by https i get the red warning.

    I need to install a ssl cert on to fix that green lock.

    How can i do to install the cert on the cname, is possible do that?

    Thanks in advance.
    #1 samuelmf, Jul 11, 2018
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 11, 2018
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
    Staff Member

    Apr 11, 2011
    Likes Received:
    Trophy Points:
    cPanel Access Level:
    Root Administrator
    Hello @samuelmf,

    You'd need to install the SSL certificate for on the server that it resolves to and is configured on. SSL certificates installed for that domain name on the cPanel & WHM server are not active if the domain name resolves to another server. The better approach in this case is to setup "" as an addon domain or alias on "Server 2" and use an "A" record (as opposed to a CNAME record) to point it to the IP address associated with that domain name on the second server.

    Thank you.
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice