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Shared ssl

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by lldeepakll, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. lldeepakll

    lldeepakll Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    One of client requested for free shared ssl. but I am in confusion after reading below thread.
    http://forums.cpanel.net/f5/ssl-hostname-38311.html

    As they it is saying, it is not a good idea to install shared ssl on server hostname. >>>

    Its OK. I will setup a new domain for shared ssl and shared it with client. but I need assistance for my below confusion.

    1. What IP (shared or dedicated )would be used for the new domain(that is going to be shared) ?
    2. Do I need to enter "nobody" user in username field while installing certificate ?
    3. How Client will have to access their domain with shared ssl. (is it https://newdomain.com/~clientusername)

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  2. cPanelMichael

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    Hello :)

    Ideally, you should only install SSL certificates on dedicated IP addresses. It's possible to install it under the "nobody" username on a shared IP address but that should be avoided if at all possible.

    You can use the account username if it's assigned a dedicated IP address.

    Yes, the example URL you provided is how it will be accessed.

    Thank you.
     
  3. lldeepakll

    lldeepakll Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Michael :). One more question.. I am a bit confused.

    If I assigned dedicated ip then it is must to give account username instead of "nobody" (Please note this account ssl will be used as shared ssl). As I am to provide shared ssl to my clients on shared server.

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  4. cPanelMichael

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    You do not have to use "nobody" as the username in order to share a certificate. There is an option to share a certificate via:

    "WHM >> SSL/TLS >> Manage SSL Hosts"

    This is documented at:

    Manage SSL Hosts

    Thank you.
     
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