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How to Install a Wildcard SSL Certificate on Apache

Look, you and I both know all you’re looking for is an explanation of how to install a wildcard SSL certificate on an Apache server. But first, a little primer on what Apache SSL is and how wildcard SSL certificates are used on them.

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How to Install Comodo SSL in GoDaddy

Comodo CA, powered by Sectigo, is a big certificate authority. GoDaddy is a big hosting and web solutions provider. Chances are, if you’re reading an article on how to install a Comodo SSL certificate on GoDaddy, you’re already familiar with both entities. So, without further ado, here's how to install a Comodo SSL certificate on GoDaddy.

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How to Install SSL Certificate on AWS EC2 Instance

Not sure how to add an SSL certificate to an EC2 instance? We’ve got you covered. Amazon Web Services (AWS), like so many other Amazon product offerings, has catapulted into one of the industry’s leading hosting providers. Read more...

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How to Install a Wildcard SSL Certificate on IIS 7 or 8

Installing A Wildcard SSL Certificate on IIS 8

Step-by-step instructions for installing a wildcard SSL certificate on Microsoft IIS version 7 or 8

Wildcard certificates allow securing multiple subdomains with a single certificate. Microsoft IIS is one of the most popular server types our customers use, so we’ve compiled instructions on how to install a Wildcard SSL certificate on Microsoft IIS 7 / IIS 8 servers running .NET 2.0 or higher.

Before You Start

Wildcard SSL Certificate for IISBefore you start the install process, you’ll need to purchase your Wildcard SSL Certificate. Tip: You can typically save a significant amount by buying direct instead of through your web hosting company. Wildcard certificates from Comodo start at less than $90/year.
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Phase 1 – Getting your Certificate Ready

You’re going to need to start by getting your SSL certificate ready to install. Comodo will email you your certificate once it’s issued. You’ll need the certificate to be in PKCS#7 format. You may need to use our certificate converter tool if it’s not.

Phase 2 – Install your Wildcard SSL Certificate on IIS 7 or 8

Installing the wildcard certificate on IIS

  • Go to Start > Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
  • In the left menu, select the corresponding server name
  • In the Features Pane, under Security, select Server Certificates
  • In the Actions Pane, choose Complete Certificate Request
  • Provide the location of the certificate

Note: Make sure that the name you give your Wildcard SSL Certificate (aka the friendly name) includes an asterisk at the sub-domain level you’re attempting to encrypt (eg *.example.com). Otherwise, you will not be able to bind the certificate properly.

Phase 3 –

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