Has anyone tried using a Multiple Domains Certificate on Drupal / Ubercart install? I have a multi domain drupal install with 3 different ubercart stores, but can only SSL the primary domain with Verisign. I need a solution to SSL all of the ubercart stores.

I did some research and found out that GoDaddy has a Multiple Domains Certificate, but am wondering if anyone else has verified that it works.

www.pricewine.com - primary domain (secured)
www.mendocinowinery.com - secondary domain
www.pasowinery.com - secondary domain

any thoughts, ideas or services would be helpful, thanks.


christefano’s picture

Yes, a multiple domain certificate will definitely work. I recommend getting a wildcard certificate instead, though. That way you can use SSL on new subdomains you create and use in the future, including mail servers, Subversion repositories, development and staging sites, etc.

As far as I know, StartSSL sells the least expensive certificates. They now work in all major browsers and the simple, single domain certificates are even free. Ars Technica recently published an intro and how-to about how StartSSL certificates work.

Good luck on your sites, and, if you're in the area, I hope to see you at the next Santa Barbara meetup!

attiks’s picture

a wildcard certificate only works for sub domains, if you're using different domain names the only solution AFAIK is to use different IP adresses for each domain or a different port for each domain

robertss’s picture

A wildcard certificate won't work to secure multiple different base domains like you require. You would need to either get 3 different certificates and 3 different IP addresses or get a SAN certificate that can include all the names in one certificate. I don't think VeriSign offers those types of certificates.

agerard’s picture

I have the same issue and would like to know if you found a satisfactory solution without different ip/port settings - none of the replies seemed to get the multi-domain requirement.

christefano’s picture

The multiple domain certificates (also called UCC certificates) are more expensive but will definitely work. It may be more cost-effective but less convenient to get a separate certificate for each domain.

aniruddhad’s picture

does this multiple domain certificates (also called UCC certificates) still need a separate IP for each domain?

brady4487’s picture

Hosting multiple SSL-enabled websites on single server usually needs single IP address per site, but SAN SSL Certificate can solve this difficulty. MS IIS 6 and Apache are both able to Virtual Host HTTPS sites using UC Certificate, also known as SAN certificates.

Using a SAN certificate saves you the hassle and time involved in configuring multiple IP addresses on your Exchange 2007 server, binding each IP address to a different certificate, and running a lot of low level Power Shell commands just to piece it all together.

Effortless and trouble-free to maintain than putting multiple IP addresses on your server and assigning a different certificate to each.

As per my experience ClickSSL is selling inexpensive certificate. SAN SSL is ideal solution for shared hosting environments, QA testing environments, and small businesses with multiple business applications to secure on a single server.

MakeOnlineShop’s picture


I cannot make SSL works on an Ubercart Multi install.

The shop that needs SSL is a mirror and not the main installed shop.

I am hosted at Dreamhost, any idea ?

Thank you.