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  • Hi,

    We have purchased a wild card SSL under We would like to use ftps protocol for our client machines to transfer file to our vm server which is sitting in Azure powered by Windows Server 2012 R2 DC. There are thing which we would like to seek your assistance on.

    1. Do we need to configure the VM to be part of domain in order to utilize the wildcard SSL cert? Detail configuration to configure the server is very much appreciated.

    2. Do we need to install a cert into our client machines? If yes, when the server SSL certificates expired, do we need to reissue the private key to our client machines? Detail best practice on the flow for this matter is very much appreciated.

    3. Our client machine is in linux based and VM host is in windows based. How do we authenticate all our client machine to the vm host? each client machine will be issue a same cert or different cert?

    Your expertise advice on this matter is very much appreciated.


    Thursday, May 7, 2015 6:44 AM

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  • Hi,

    My thoughts are:

    1. No, the ceertificate has nothing to do witht he domain ownership, it is related to trhe URL used by your browser. Yhis domain name need to be the same.

    2; No, as long as your certificate is delivered by a company who has it's own parent certificate server availabe on the net.

    3. The authentication can be credentials to enter, no certificates are needed for this. Authentication need to be ON on your ftp server. Certificate is only ther to encrypt the dialog between client and server.

    Hope this Help 


    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 6:23 AM