SOLVED SSL certificates and IP addresses

Operating System & Version
CentOS 7.8
cPanel & WHM Version
11.88

Michael-Inet

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Feb 20, 2014
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Only somewhat a cPanel question, but is it possible to include an IP address in SSL certificates?

Your system upgrade to cPanel & WHM includes a free SSL certificate for your server's hostname.
Which is nice, but 99% of the time I use a direct IP address to access anything on the server's hostname, which throws that pita Firefox warning. If the server’s IP was in the same cert, life would be good...

Is that even possible?

Thanks,
Michael

Edit: Or is it possible to issue a cert for an IP?
Not even sure which question is the correct one...
 

Michael-Inet

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You cannot get a commercial certificate for an IP address, only an actual domain name.
Okay, cool. Bummer though :( would have made life easier...

Thanks,
Michael

Bah!, how do you edit the Thread title again to add [Solved]?
 

cPanelLauren

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Okay, cool. Bummer though :( would have made life easier...

Thanks,
Michael

Bah!, how do you edit the Thread title again to add [Solved]?
You can't do this but I went ahead and did it for the thread :)
 
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