I have some doubts concerning the UCC certificates.

From what I understand, they can be used to offer SSL to several domains using only 1 certificate file.

However, in all sites that I search, UCC SSL options always refer to "Microsoft® Exchange Server" or as being "ideal" for Microsoft technologies. Also, they are not clear about multiple IPs... and, obviously, I don't have a great deal of know-how on these subjects...

So, I have the following questions, assuming that I buy a UCC certificate for 3 domains:

  1. can I use a single certificate to "secure" www.domainA.com, domainB.pt and domainC.co.uk?
  2. can I use that same certificate on webservers, located on different machines, with completely different IP addresses?
  3. can I use that same certificate with Apache2?

More specifically, I'm currently looking at GoDaddy options:


  1. Yes.
  2. Yes.
  3. Yes.

That said, some UCC providers would consider these sort of uses violations of the terms of service for the UCC.

  • How so? Why could it be considered a violation of the terms of service? Because of the domains being unrelated? – thyandrecardoso Jun 19 '13 at 21:27
  • Some UCC vendors license on a per-server basis, some require that the domains on the certificate be part of a single business unit, etc. – ceejayoz Jun 19 '13 at 21:28

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