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We're getting the occasional error:

[warn] RSA server certificate wildcard CommonName (CN) `*.example.com' does NOT match server name!?

(This is not a duplicate of Apache Config: RSA server certificate CommonName (CN) ... NOT match server name? read on)

This is non-fatal and is only happening occasionally.

The error is accurate... our cert's CN is doesn't match the VirtualHost. That's how it's supposed to work. We match a Subject Alternative Name.

Any idea what might cause this?

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    As you said, the error is accurate. It's just a warning. – EEAA May 23 '12 at 21:33
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    It's a bit strange to have it warn me that my config is correct. It'd be nice to know the cause so that I could suppress the warning. – mgjk Jun 6 '12 at 14:00
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It's likely that this is caused by the ServerName being set to something other than *.example.com, you could test this by setting the following:

ServerName *.example.com
ServerAlias example.com

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