At IU, why do I get a "Certificate Name" error message when I attempt to view my secure web page?
Web accounts on Webserve that use the virtual host service
actually exist on
www.iuk.edu, even though they can be accessed through
their virtual hostname. For example,
http://department.indiana.edu/ is the
virtual hostname for
However, the secure web server configuration does not support the
virtual hostname service unless you obtain a Digital Identification
Certificate (digital ID); without one, you must use the literal
URL to refer to the secure web server:
www.iuk.edu. For information
about purchasing a digital ID, see At
IU, how do I obtain an SSL certificate for my web site?.
If you do not obtain a digital ID, links to all secure web pages hosted on Webserve must be in the following forms:
||(for Indiana University Bloomington)|
||(for IU Northwest)|
||(for IU Kokomo)|
In the examples above, replace
accountname with the name
of the web account on Webserve. Use the
appropriate URL form as listed above; otherwise, you will see a
"Certificate Name" error message instead of the secure web page.
Last modified on August 24, 2012.