I have a Godaddy domain that points to aws load balancer with a SSL cert.

Now I want to add another domain B to point to the same load balancer.

  1. Can I use the same SSL cert or is it associated with the domain name ?
  2. Do I have to buy a UCC ssl cert ? What is it anyway ?
  3. How should I approach this ?



SSL certificates are tied to a particular domain, so no to #1.

2 works nicely as an option. A UCC/SAN certificate is just an SSL certificate with multiple valid domain names in it (called Subject Alternative Names). UCC/SAN is what I use for our Amazon AWS load balancer and it works nicely.

The only downside of such a certificate is that it shows the other domain names it's used for. If you have paranoid/picky clients this may be problematic.

  • Sounds like what I need thanks ! Will I need to revoke the old cert in the load balancer and in domain A to use this one ? – Michael Jan 5 '14 at 20:40
  • how about the option of having 2 ssl certs for the same domain different LBs and use route 53 to direct to the correct LB ? – Michael Jan 5 '14 at 21:15
  • @Michael Why would you have two SSL certificates for the same domain? Both LBs can use the same certificate. – ceejayoz Jan 5 '14 at 21:49

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