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    Default Commercial CA questions

    Apologies in advance that these may be more tomcat questions than Zimbra questions....

    BACKGROUND:
    Both zimbra.domain.com and mail.domain.com are pointing to my server and both work fine with the self-signed cert.

    I created a CSR on the Zimbra server, submitted it, and got a commercial cert from www.instantssl.com for mail.dyers.net.

    The Zimbra hostname is zimbra.dyers.net.

    QUESTIONS:

    As far as Zimbra/Tomcat are concerned, is it OK that the SSL cert name is different from the Zimbra hostname?

    When I created the CSR I used the alias zimbra-gte instead of tomcat. Is there a way to get this to work even though I used a different alias? Or do I need to recreate the CSR and get a new cet?

    Thanks

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    I'm an idiot.

    The hostnames names in question are:
    zimbra.dyers.net
    mail.dyers.net

    not
    zimbra.domain.com
    mail.domain.com

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    I ended up re-doing it with the tomcat alias and the matching hostname. It works but not sure if I screwed something up with the CSR the first time or if one of these was necessary for it to work.

    Anyhow - cert from www.instantssl.com worked flawlessly when I did it this way.

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    btw the server doesn't care what names are in the cert. other computers (mail clients, mta's) talking to the server over ssl will care.

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