SSL Certificates and ... Providers

Blake Pfankuch blake at pfankuch.me
Thu Dec 27 19:47:59 UTC 2012


Ok, so this might be a little off topic but I am trying to validate something a vendor is telling me and hoping some people here have expertise in this area...

I am working with a SSL certificate provider.  I am trying to purchase a quantity of wildcard SSL certificates to cover about 60 FQDN's across 4 domains.  Vendor is telling me that the Wildcard certificates are licensed per physical device it is installed on.  This means instead of using a single wildcard across 20 servers, I would have to buy 20 wildcard certs for 20 servers.

This does not compute in my brain and also in my mind completely defeats the purpose of a wildcard cert as I know it.  Has anyone run into this before?

Thanks
Blake


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