Wild Card Certificates

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Wild Card Certificates

Wild Card Certificates allows servers with different URLs, but the same origin to use the same security certificates.

Context

Web servers use digital certificates to establish a connection between the server and the user's computer also called the client computer, that is secure against a variety of attacks by malicious actors with a variety of motives.

Problems

  • Mixed security sites allows both HTTP (unsecured) and HTTPS (secured) connections for a variety of good reasons including redirection of all traffic to a secured connection.

References