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I have found tutorials in the past for creating self-signed certificates. Now for my personal website (on a virtual server), I want to use a self-signed SSL certificate for logging into my WordPress admin panel. The problem is that I am running multisite; so each site has a different hostname (domain.com, site2.domain.com, site3.domain.com) for the admin panel. Can I create a self-signed certificate that can protect all of the subdomains as well as the root? How do I do that?

Yes, Apache and OpenSSL. The instructions I found are at: https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/serverguide/C/certificates-and-security.html

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You should be able to replace domain.com with *.domain.com when generating the CSR.

Details for using openssl with apache found here

After you run openssl req -new -key server.key -out server.csr. It will prompt you for a "Common Name" use *.domain.com (where domain.com is your domain name).

More details may be required like are you using apache? And are you using openssl to generate the cert?

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  • Your assumptions are correct. I clarified that. – Mike Wills Jun 3 '11 at 20:37
  • Did you check out the link I posted. – JamesBarnett Jun 3 '11 at 21:13
  • Just briefly. I'll look at it in detail this weekend. – Mike Wills Jun 3 '11 at 21:26

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