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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by grayloon, Jun 30, 2014.

  1. grayloon

    grayloon Well-Known Member

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    We're a web development company running cPanel on an in-house staging server as well as our production servers. Is there an easy (read free) way to set up multiple SSLs on our staging server to test sites? Is there any type of best practice for this scenario?
     
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    Hello :)

    You could use self-signed certificates if you prefer to test out SSL without purchasing commercial certificates. The drawback is that your browser will not trust the certificate by default and will issue a warning about it. You can generate a CSR/Key/Self-Signed CRT via:

    "WHM Home » SSL/TLS » Generate an SSL Certificate and Signing Request"

    Thank you.
     
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    Would that require multiple public IP addresses if we want to display https addresses to those outside the office?
     
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    Hello,

    If your server is running a support operating system that supports SNI (Server Name Indication) and you're running at least version 11.40 of cPanel then you can share SSL certificates across one IP address for many sites.
     
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    I'm running Apache 2.2.27, cPanel 11.44, and CentOS 5.10, so I should be able to use SNI. Does cPanel require any specific configuration settings to work with SNI?
     
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    CentOS 6, RHEL 6, or CloudLinux 6 is required for SNI to function. The version of the OpenSSL library provided on older versions of CentOS/CloudLinux/RHEL does not support SNI.

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