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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by paralard, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. paralard

    paralard Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone tell me what the best way to set up a shared SSL domain on my server with my url, for my cheap clients? The catch is, I need to make it so that they cant access each others files........ I am sure there is a simple way to do this....... Thanks Anyone.........

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    Another Shared SSL Question

    If I create a new hosting account named secure-servers.net and purchase a SSL certificate for this, then could my free shared ssl clients use this as:
    https://secure-servers.net/~username/ or would this create a mis match error?

    All I am thinking is that this would provide a more generic secure url for them than
    https://secure.myhostingcompany.com/~username/

    Also there is not a problem with ordering a secure cert for a sub-domain?

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    PWSowner Well-Known Member

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    Re: Another Shared SSL Question

    Nothing wrong with that idea. I've been thinking about doing that myself.

    No problem with that. It's how a lot of sites are done. It's not necessary, just popular. The main reason, I think, is end user comfort. They feel better going to secure.something.com even though that subdomain has nothing to do with how secure something is.

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    more imfo

    I am very green so bare with me.

    Ok so I setup a new hosting account named secure-servers.net and then purchase and install the secure certificate.

    What steps are next to enable my customers to use the url as: https://secure-servers.net/~username/

    I do not want to setup ftp accounts on secure-server.net because these are existing customers I am moving from a reseller account to my new server and this would mean that i would need to change the strucure of their existing sites.

    I have a reseller account where the admins setup a shared cert for me under
    https://secure-servers.net/customerssite.com/theirfile.html and all the customer needed to do was to call a file from their hosting account through the secure url. They also did not receive any mis-match errors. But I have no idea how they accomplished this and they were not willing to explain.

    So some detailed instructions would be very helpful to setup either https://secure-servers.net/~username/ or better yet: https://secure-servers.net/customerssite.com/theirfile.html.

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    Re: more imfo

    No steps are required, unless httpd.conf is set to not allow this.

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    Thank you for info

    Thank you and I setup the mini site with my secure-server.net domain name and picked up a new SSl cert for it. I had another cert not far from exoiring for it but it was a different format anyway. I Havent changed my nameservers over yet so I cant test it.

    Also just a note: I am not setup at rackshacks facilities but I did take advantage and picked up a couple of their geotrust SSL certs for $25.00 each.
    At the geotrust site they are $159.00.

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    Part Two

    Anyone know if it is possible to share the same ssl on 2 servers?

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    un******believable. I just purchased a Geo Trust SSL from
    rackshack.net for $25.... the order was instant with their automated web setup and phone verification...... Never so fast, easy and CHEAP!



    Although I am no expert, I doubt it, as they are generated by the individual server and are specific to the domain name you setup when you generate the certificate request......


    My question is, I have setup the CRT on secure.domain.com on my cpanel server, but the server name is different from the secure.domain.com ...... How will the https://secure.domain.com/~username work? Or will it? Does the CRT have to be set up on my servers actual host name?

    Thanks

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    I did a difference domain name that my client & reseller can you

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    paralard Well-Known Member

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    I do not understand ??????

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    I think he meant

    I think that he meant that he setup a seperate domain for his SSL.
    This is what I have done, but I am still setting up my server and havent changed my nameservers yet so I cant test it.

    I have a domain name secure-server.net and created its own ip based account for it and ordered a SSL certificate. It will suprise me if it just flat out works and I imagine I will need to make some adjustments so that my customers and resellers can use the free SSL URL.
    I am still not sure of the exact url, but it should be https://secure-server.net/~username/theirfile.html and I want it to be https://secure-server.net/theirdomainname.com/theirfile.html

    On my reseller account located elsewhere, the senario above is setup this way:
    https://secure-server.net/theirdomainname.com/theirfile.html

    But I do, not know how they accomplished this and they wouldnt provide any insight.

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