Apache – Self assigned SSL Help – Education Career Blog

How would I self assign a SSL Cert on Apache (XAMPP) on a Windows 2003 server? I have researched and the farest I got was a broken SSL Cert with “Common name” problem.

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If you are in development and using localhost, the common name of your ssl certificate should be localhost. If you are using a machine that uses dns (or the hosts file) you should use that host name as the certificate common name (cn). E.g. if you are using www.mydomain.com you should create a certificate with that name. You can also create a certificate with the name *.mydomain.com that you should be able to use on all subdomains of mydomain.com. You may want to read this tuturial on the subject.

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