At IU, can I use a secure web server if I have a virtual host?

At Indiana University, you can use the central secure web server if you have a virtual host, but if you want to use your virtual host address you will need to obtain an SSL certificate from Web Services Support; see Obtaining an SSL certificate for your website from the Secure WWW server guide.

If you do not wish to obtain an SSL certificate, you can still use the central secure web server, but you will not be able to use your virtual hostname in URLs referencing the secure server. For example, if your virtual hostname is http://mydepartment.indiana.edu and you want to offer a secure directory, your URL will take the form of your actual account name (plus the secure HTTP https:// designation at the beginning of the URL). Your URL will be similar to the following (with any directory names appearing after the final slash):

  https://www.indiana.edu/~mydepartment/

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Last modified on 2017-07-01 00:39:07.

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