How to Generate a CSR for a wildcard SSL/TLS certificate

  Print
When generating a CSR for a wildcard TLS/SSL certificate you have to ensure the domain is in the correct format.

A wildcard certificate secures unlimited sub-domains. You must generate the CSR specifying where the wildcard sub-domain using a *.

For example to generate a CSR to secure all sub-domains of servertastic.com you would enter the domain as follows

*.servertastic.com

This would also secure servertastic.com as the base domain.

If you needed a deeper wildcard you could generate the CSR as follows

*.sub.servertastic.com

This would secure unlimited sub-domains above sub.servertastic.com. However it would not secure sub.servertastic.com.

It is not possible to secure multiple sub-domain levels using a wildcard. The following examples are not permitted in wildcard certificates.

*.*.servertastic.com
sub.*.servertastic.com
*.com

Servertastic can supply Wildcard TLS/SSL certificates at discounted pricing.


Related Articles

Login