SSL For Multisite Installation

#1

I need helps with SSL for Multisite. My host provide free SSL with Let’s Encryot and I just started running a multisite. My main domain of course has SSL> I am trying to install SSL for my subdomain and would love to have some instructions on how to install SSL on multisite wordpress.
Thank you

#2

Hi,

What hosting are you using? (Shared hosting?)

Are you trying to request certificate for mutlisite running on a number of subdomains?
Or the site have different domains?

If all mutlisite have the same domain, you could use a wildcard certificate. If else, you might need to specify the case…and the plugin / tool your hosting provider offers you.

Thank you

#3

Hello.
My site is hosted with NameHero.com and they offere free SSL Let’s Encrypt. I am running a multisite agency. I offer domain mapping if the client does not want to host with me. but when they create a site (client.mymultisite.com), it has no SSL and being blocked by google. I was told Let’s Encryot offer SSL for multisite. I want all the subdomains site clients create have an SSL on it

#4

Hi,

It seems that namehero is currently using WHM / cPanel, which you might need to apply / install it manually… (Or park your clients domain to your subdomain and request that domain / certificate at autossl status) it’s all depends on the alloance your hosting provider set on your account.

Thank you

#5

If the client sites are all LEFT of your site, then they are merely a subdomain of your “multisite” domain and you might be able to cover them ALL with a wildcard cert.

#6

I believe he is trying to say that each user have a dedicated subdomain (of his main domain), and user would cname (point) their own domains to the subdomain assigned to that user…

#7

Yes, if so, he could use just one wildcard cert to handle them all.

#8

Yeah, but currently cPanel only allows one certificate for each add-on domains (and add-on domains are boundled to subdomains of the primary domain), which makes the situation worse.

(Which might force him to obtain certificate for each domain individually)

#9

Not really. CNAME’s are “redirects” only on a DNS level, not on a application/user level.

I.e.:

example.com IN CNAME example.some-other-domain.com
example.some-other-domain.com IN A 12.34.56.78

In that case, if a client would type example.com in his browser, it would need a certificate for example.com, NOT for example.some-other-domain.com.

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#10

Yes, in this case it is a whole other (much bigger) problem.

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