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Subject:   Hmm. Perhaps I'm mistaken
Date:   2005-02-23 14:56:16
From:   Rich Bowen
I could very well be mistaken. I'll investigate the issue of wildcard certs more thoroughly. I was under the impression that support for them was spotty.


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  • Hmm. Perhaps I'm mistaken
    2005-03-04 03:23:47  Rich Bowen | O'Reilly Author [View]

    The issue with wildcard SSL certs has always been one of browser support. And, it turns out, I was somewhat misinformed. It appears that all the latest versions of all the major browsers support wilcard certs, with one caveat.

    Internet Explorer 6 only recognized one level of naming for the wildcard. That is, * will match, but will not match

    And, of course, if you're not making the certs yourself, wildcard certs are considerably more expensive than regular ones.

    Sorry for the misinformation.