How to use a wildcard in the subject name when using an external certificate authority

  • 7001754
  • 28-Oct-2008
  • 26-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell Certificate Server (PKIS) 3.0

Situation

Customer using Comodor external certificates

Purchased a wild card set of certificates

Comodor's website indicates to use the domain name with an asterisks.

Resolution

When creating a certificate to generate the CSR, use the subject name of:
.cn=*.<domain name>.O=<organizaton name>

example:
.cn=*.novell.com.O=Novell

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