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I can make a single SSL certificate for several different domain names:

But * doesn't work.

How can I make a single SSL certificate for all sub domains within

P.S. Here is the extension part of the generated certificate:

    X509v3 extensions:
        X509v3 Basic Constraints: 
        X509v3 Key Usage: 
            Digital Signature, Non Repudiation, Key Encipherment
        X509v3 Subject Alternative Name: 

It's simply not matched by any sub-domain under by the browser.

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what are you using to make these certs? – uSlackr Jun 7 '12 at 1:53
I'm using openssl 1.0.1c. – Xiè Jìléi Jun 7 '12 at 1:59
How does it not work? Does the certificate generation fail? Does it succeed but the client reports a name mismatch? What is the error message? – mgorven Jun 7 '12 at 3:34
Well, I can generate the certificate with * char in the domain name, but it's not matched. – Xiè Jìléi Jun 7 '12 at 4:29
That should work, but try setting * as the Common Name. – mgorven Jun 7 '12 at 5:03

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This is a bit old but I am sure this process has not changed that much over the years

mkdir /usr/share/ssl/certs/
cd /usr/share/ssl/certs/
(umask 077 && touch host.key host.cert host.pem)
openssl genrsa 2048 > host.key
openssl req -new -x509 -nodes -sha1 -days 3650 -key host.key > host.cert
...[enter * for the Common Name]...
openssl x509 -noout -fingerprint -text < host.cert >
cat host.cert host.key > host.pem
chmod 400 host.key host.pem

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Welcome to Server Fault! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – mgorven Jun 7 '12 at 3:36

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