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Install SSL for domain only?

Discussion in 'Security' started by electric, Sep 3, 2017.

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  1. electric

    electric Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    Our customer has purchased an ssl certificate and wants to use it only for their website (with and without the "www" subdomain), but not for cpanel/webmail/webdisk/autodiscover.

    For the cpanel services, they want to continue using the AutoSSL (cpanel-provided ssl).

    My understanding was that this is how things work by default if AutoSSL is enabled:

    - When account is created, AutoSSL runs and installs cpanel ssl cert for the domain, including all subdomains and cpanel/webmail/webdisk/autodiscover.

    - When customer installs their own certificate, it is installed only for the hostnames associated with that certificate. The cpanel-provided ssl cert continues to function and work for cpanel/webmail/webdisk/autodiscover.

    Is this not correct?

    I'm asking, because when customer installed their ssl certificate from Comodo, it caused a "hostname mismatch" error when accessing their email.

    (The ssl certificate the customer purchased and installed is for "www" and the domain only. Not for "mail" subdomain or any other hostnames.)
     
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    electric Well-Known Member

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    In other words... when we install the customer's COMODO certificate, how can we specifically choose what hostname(s) to install the certificate onto?

    In the cpanel page (IManage SSL Hosts-->Install an SSL Website), I click the "Browse Certificates" and then select the customer's COMODO certificate. But under the "Domains" dropdown box, it shows only one option:

    domain.com (+subdomains: autodiscover, cpanel, mail, webdisk, webmail, www)

    How can we select ONLY the "domain.com" and "www" subdomain for this certificate?
     
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    Eminds Well-Known Member

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    Very first things ,

    When customer installs their own certificate, it is installed only for the hostnames associated with that certificate. The cpanel-provided ssl cert continues to function and work for cpanel/webmail/webdisk/autodiscover

    This is not correct , when you installed any ssl it covers the all above services you mentioned above. You can check it Manage SSL hosts as well as Manage service SSLs option in WHM , I believe you can customize your SSL configuration from Manage Service SSLs option in WHM.
     
  4. cPanelMichael

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    Hello,

    This topic is discussed on the following thread:

    Custom webmail URL

    Thank you.
     
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