WCF over HTTPS using a WildCard SSL Certificate RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are the developers of a online, in-browser management tool. Our primary software is currently hosted and accessible to our customers over the internet, each customer having its own server and subdomain. So directs to a service for Customer A running on a virtual server. directs to another service on the same or another virtual server and vice versa.

    We are in the process of switching to Windows Phone and Store apps. Currently we have developed a WCF service and a WP app. The WCF service is running side-by-side with our primary software on one of our virtual servers and is accessible by a test subdomain. We have succesfully secured the connection between the app and service using a 90-day trail certificate. This certificate contains the full subdomain name.

    We now would like to secure our WCF service by using a WildCard certificate, so each customer and/or subdomain is covered and we don't need to purchase a certificate for each customer.

    Is this possible with WCF? Is this done before? The CN name will be * Customers will connect with their phones to their own service by entering their own subdomain name. In other words: the WP app will connect to a WCF service running on or using the same certificate.

    Many thanks!

    • Edited by Jelteh Tuesday, June 24, 2014 12:12 PM
    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 8:47 AM


  • HI Jelteh,

    Welcome to WCF forum.

    For this issue, I noticed that you post the same thread in Stackoverflow, and it is solved.

    If any community members are interested in this topic, you could refer to the link below.


        <serviceCertificate x509FindType="FindBySubjectName" findValue="*" storeLocation="LocalMachine" storeName="My"/>

    WCF over HTTPS using a WildCard SSL Certificate

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    Amy Peng

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    Thursday, June 26, 2014 10:09 AM