SSL Certificates and ... Providers

Ken A ka at
Thu Dec 27 20:53:09 UTC 2012

I've found rapidssl wildcards are generally the cheapest (~$120), and
are not limited to a number of servers. In practice, neither are the
other brands.

On 12/27/2012 1:47 PM, Blake Pfankuch wrote:
> 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

Ken Anderson

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