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Stephen
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SSL Certificate Name Mismatch and A-record

I have a GoDaddy domain name guavaberry.com, which has an A-record configured to an IP of hosting elsewhere. Basically, www.guavaberry.com "maps" to http://gb.site.je, which is exactly what it should do.

 

I have a wildcard SSL certificate for site.je and *.site.je. So https://gb.site.je is secured under that SSL certificate.

 

However, I expected https://guavaberry.com to be also "covered" under that same *.site.je SSL certificate. I have found that is not the case. The browser gives me a warning like this:

 

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The server cannot prove that this is guavaberry.com. The server's security certificate comes from *.site.je. This is probably due to a wrong configuration of an attacker trying to hijack your connection

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I understand the warning and I have requested a GoDaddy SSL certificate specifically for guavaberry.com. Browsing the admin panel, it seems it is active and installed. However, browsing to https://guavaberry.com still gives the same error.

 

How and what should I configure to have guavaberry.com serve the GoDaddy guavaberry.com SSL certificate and ignore the default *.site.je certicate that's installed on the target host...?

 

I'd appreciate any advice!

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Heather
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Hello @Stephen!

 

Thank you for posting. You would need a certificate that covers not only guavaberry.com but also site.je. The certificate would need to be installed to your server where the sites are stored and pointing to. A UCC SSL Certificate would be what you would need. 

 

Heather - GoDaddy | Community Moderator
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I'm having the same issue and am a little confused on the answer.

 

Are you saying I need to get a completely new SSL certificate on the server where the site is hosted? Or can I install the GoDaddy SSL certificate I purchased on the host server?