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

  • Acquiring and maintaining certificates and secured servers is an expensive and time consuming process. Such security is not put there to gain customers but to protect the providers from losses of both money and disgruntled customers.
  • 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.

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