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Web Server Certificates

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#1 NakedG4m3r


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Posted 16 February 2015 - 01:43 PM

Hi All,


Being that I am not very familiar with SSL certs. on the backend of things;,I was wondering if someone knew how I can take the wild card cert.  I received from the CA and apply it to my web servers? I've turned to Google, but the majority of the information I've found was vast and overwhelming. Typically, I use IIS and Tomcat both, but I am not sure how to create the appropriate certificate I need. Can someone make an attempt to help me (and anyone else who might need it) understand certs and cert chains. Breaking this down Barney style would be much appreciated.



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#2 Sneakycyber


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Posted 21 February 2015 - 07:20 PM

Where did you get your Wild card Cert from? Did you generate a Certificate signing request for the new Certificate? In simple terms a Wild card certificate protects a domain and single level sub domain's. For example test.com would be the primary domain. Example.test.com would be a single level sub domain. Depending on the domain your web server's are on you need to import the certificate into IIS and Tomcat.  The instructions vary depending on which version of IIS your using and should be available from where you purchased the SSL cert from. I know Enom.com, Digicert, Symantec, Comodo, and Geotrust all have instructions on their sites.

Chad Mockensturm 
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