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Change SSL Cert's Common Name

I am trying to change the common name of an SSL certificate I got through GoDaddy from [website].com to *.[website].com.

The help articles so far have led me to https://certs.godaddy.com/cert. This only allows me to choose a domain name from a dropdown list - which *.[website].com is not in.

Is there a way around this that wouldn't require me to get a new certificate?

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Re: Change SSL Cert's Common Name

What type of certificate did you purchase? *.[website].com requires a wildcard SSL.

Re: Change SSL Cert's Common Name

You're right; it is a standard certificate.

Re: Change SSL Cert's Common Name

@Screendeadso there is no way to use standard certificate for sub domain?

Re: Change SSL Cert's Common Name

You can, but standard certs only cover one domain or subdomain. I've already used it on my main domain, so couldn't also use it on a subdomain of the same site.
If you want to cover all subdomains on a site, it's probably best to get a wildcard SSL.

Hope this helps!