Trying to setup an SSL Cert for a CNAME


#1

How do I go about setting up an SSL Certificate for a CNAME on Dreamhost?

The site itself (ie mysite.com) is secured via SSL. But I have subdomain.mysite.com direct to another site via a CNAME. I’d like to obtain and assign an SSL Certificate for that CNAME. Thanks!


#2

We apologize for any inconvenience, are these CNAME sites hosted through us? Currently, you can only use SSL on fully hosted domains with us.


#3

The site (ie mysite.com) is hosted at Dreamhost and I setup the CNAME through Dreamhost as well. The site the CNAME points to is an external vendor not under my control, and NOT hosted by Dreamhost.

A subdomain (ie subdomain.mysite.com) can be hosted, or a CNAME, but not both, is that correct? If so, what’s the solution here? Thanks!


#4

Since the site is hosted by a third party external vendor, they need to provide and host a certificate that works with the CNAME.

There are no other options, the 3rd party must host the certificate.