Wildcard certificate question

Oyster Internet

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We have a client who administrates the websites for a cooperative of 30+ members. Each member has a site which has a non related domain name, as well as multiple sub-domains. The entire system sits under one cPanel account and 1 IP. The client is seeking a SSL that will cover all domains as wildcards, without requiring a separate SSL per site. So far we have been unable to find a cost effective (and without rebuilding the system) means to affect this. Advice please! Has anyone else had similar issues. How have you solved this problem?

Thanks in advance

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Oyster Internet

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Hello,

Have you considered using the AutoSSL feature? It will install a free signed SSL certificate for all of the domain names that point to the cPanel server. It's documented at:

Manage AutoSSL - Version 70 Documentation - cPanel Documentation

Thank you.
Hi Michael,

Thank you for your response. I have a few follow up questions if you don't mind.

What are the ramifications of using a free signed SSL? Will someone visiting a site with one get any indication that its a free signed SSL or do they work as the paid versions?

From your link it states:
  • AutoSSL does not secure wildcard domains.
How would this work for sub-domains? Would we need a free signed SSL for every sub-domain we required?

Kind regards
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Will someone visiting a site with one get any indication that its a free signed SSL or do they work as the paid versions?
It's a signed certificate from Comodo, which is considered a trusted certificate authority by web browsers.

From your link it states:
  • AutoSSL does not secure wildcard domains.
How would this work for sub-domains? Would we need a free signed SSL for every sub-domain we required?
A signed SSL certificate is automatically installed for each subdomain that's created under the account. Thus, you would need to create the subdomain via the "cPanel >> Subdomains" option before it's issued a certificate.

Thank you.