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I have a question. We are using a CNAME on our server to direct to an application we host on another server. Which server would I install the SSL certificate on for that cloud application? We would need to use the CNAME host name. Thanks.

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The SSL Certificate gets issued for whatever the user types into their browser.

If the user types in, then you need a cert for ""
It does not matter how DNS looks up the server, CNAME, A records, whatever.

The Certificate gets installed on the web server. There would be only one in the scenario you described.

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Ah thank you for that clarification. –  Darren Oct 4 '11 at 16:03

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