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SSL & SAN for Subdomain

Could the SAN certificate be used to protect multiple sub-domains, and if so, could the wildcard certificate we have now be replaced with the SAN certificate?

 

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Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: SSL & SAN for Subdomain

Hi @goboldfish. Welcome to GoDaddy Community! 

 

You can definitely use a UCC SSL Certificate to cover multiple subdomains. Wildcards are better for when you have a large number of subdomains you need to protect. However, there's no way to change an SSL Certificate from one type to another. You would need to purchase and request a new UCC certificate in order to replace your wildcard. Hope that helps! 

 

JesseW - GoDaddy | Community Manager | 24/7 support available at x.co/247support | Remember to choose a solution and give kudos.
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Re: SSL & SAN for Subdomain

The SAN can protect multiple domains, and subdomains.  'Subject Alternate Names', many different sites.  A Wildcard SSL will protect ONLY that domain and ALL subdomains of that specific domain.  So if you are wanting to protect yoursite.com, store.yoursite.com, shop.yoursite.com, dev.yoursite.com etc.. a Wildcard would work well.  

 

If you wanted to protect yoursite.com, anothersite.com, differentsite.com, runningoutofideasforsitenames.com etc.. Then the SAN needs to be implemented.  Hope that makes sense.

 

William Sullivan

William Sullivan - GoDaddy | Community Moderator
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