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Paid SSL on Domain, Free AutoSSL on Subdomains?

Discussion in 'Security' started by John Napoletano, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. John Napoletano

    Mar 17, 2016
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    WHM Home >> SSL/TLS >> Manage SSL Hosts

    I have a user account using a paid SSL from GoDaddy. Green lock icons show only for the main domain and the www. Is there a way to get AutoSSL to issue certificates for the Red lock icons such as cpanel, mail, etc?

    cPanel powered by Comodo enabled.
    Allow AutoSSL to replace invalid or expiring non-AutoSSL certificates enabled.

    I just enabled the "Allow AutoSSL to replace..." option today and verified the Enable AutoSSL feature is set for the user. I clicked the blue "Run AutoSSL For All Users" button from the Manage AutoSSL window. I see in the logs this:

    "This website’s SSL certificate lacks the following domains:,,,,,, AutoSSL will not replace a certificate that an installed AutoSSL provider did not generate unless it expires within 3 days."

    Weird that they are listed twice. But can you have both free and paid in use versus say having to buy a wildcard certificate to do the same thing?
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  2. cPanelMichael

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    Apr 11, 2011
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    You should be able to enable AutoSSL for the account, and then exclude domain names that you don't want added as part of the AutoSSL certificate using the "SSL TLS Status" option in cPanel:

    SSL TLS Status - Version 68 Documentation - cPanel Documentation

    Let us know if that helps.

    Thank you.
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