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    SSL Certs - SAN

    Probably a daft question but looking at purchasing a SAN SSL certificate.

    GoDaddy say:
    Secure UNLIMITED servers.
    Compare that to other Certification
    Authorities that charge for licensing
    on each server.

    Does this mean that I can put in the SAN's for two servers, and this SSL will work? I was under the impression that an SSL request had to be created on each server.

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    Not that I can help with your question but do approch your LEA about certs from JAnet They are free

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    Not that I can help with your question but do approch your LEA about certs from JAnet They are free
    AFAIK you have to have a .ac.uk domain to get a free certificate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Probably a daft question but looking at purchasing a SAN SSL certificate.

    GoDaddy say:
    Secure UNLIMITED servers.
    Compare that to other Certification
    Authorities that charge for licensing
    on each server.

    Does this mean that I can put in the SAN's for two servers, and this SSL will work? I was under the impression that an SSL request had to be created on each server.
    It means your allows to installed the certificate on multiple servers. For example if you had 3 web servers hosting www.domain.com you can install it on all three but if you had another web server that was hosting a domain that wasn't in the SSL certificate you could install it but it wouldnt be trusted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by penfold_99 View Post
    AFAIK you have to have a .ac.uk domain to get a free certificate.
    Not anymore - LEAs can register and they act as a contact point for schools to get ahold of their certs.

    As such we got ha.fitzharrys.oxon.sch.uk for free (living proof)

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    Quote Originally Posted by penfold_99 View Post
    It means your allows to installed the certificate on multiple servers. For example if you had 3 web servers hosting www.domain.com you can install it on all three but if you had another web server that was hosting a domain that wasn't in the SSL certificate you could install it but it wouldnt be trusted.
    Server A has ABC.com, A.ABC.com and B.ABC.com.Server B has DEF.com, A.DEF.com and B.DEF.com.If I put all them on the same SAN SSL cert, can I use it on both Server A snd B?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Server A has ABC.com, A.ABC.com and B.ABC.com.Server B has DEF.com, A.DEF.com and B.DEF.com.If I put all them on the same SAN SSL cert, can I use it on both Server A snd B?
    The SSL certificate would have a Common Name of ABC.com and have SANs for A.ABC.com,B.ABC.com,DEF.com,A.DEF.com,B.DEF.com and could be used on both servers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesfed View Post
    Not anymore - LEAs can register and they act as a contact point for schools to get ahold of their certs.

    As such we got ha.fitzharrys.oxon.sch.uk for free (living proof)
    How does this effect academies as they are outside LA control? Are the certificates comodo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by penfold_99 View Post
    How does this effect academies as they are outside LA control? Are the certificates comodo?
    No clue about that

    Details about it all are here though - JANET Certificate Service

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    Interesting, thanks!

    They are Comodo indeed.

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