Questions Related to Wildcard Certificates

Last updated: 2020-11-30 09:47:31

    What domain names are supported by wildcard certificates?

    Tencent Cloud SSL certificates can be wildcard certificates. A wildcard certificate can secure a single server domain name and all the sub-domain names of the same level. Both OV certificates and DV certificates can be wildcard certificates.
    If you have a server with multiple sub-domain names of the same level, you can use a wildcard certificate instead of purchasing and installing a certificate for each sub-domain name.

    • Wildcard SSL certificates support second-level domain names.
    • A wildcard certificate supports only 1 wildcard domain name, and does not support multiple domain names.
    • Currently, wildcard certificates support only wildcard domain names, and do not support ordinary domain names (non-wildcard domain names). If you require a certificate that covers multiple wildcard domain names and 1 or more ordinary domain names, we recommend purchasing a multi-domain wildcard SSL certificate.

    What are the rules for matching a wildcard certificate with a domain name?

    A wildcard certificate can match only sub-domain names of the same level, and cannot match sub-domain names of different levels. For example, a third-level wildcard domain name such as *.tencent.com does not support a fourth-level domain name such as www.ssl.tencent.com.