How to Install Wildcard SSL in my Multisite?

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#1

Hi, after I setup CloudFlare SSL, it “seems” covered both of my zombiewalker.net and *.zombiewalker.net
But when I check my subdomain, for example: https://book15.zombiewalker.net/ , it always showing “not secure”.
Also, in my Wordpress dashboard, I am using “Really Simple SSL”, and it says, I don’t have wildcard SSL installed, why is that? Which I set it wrong?

-Cloud Plan: Free, with Universal SSL
-Domain: zombiewalker.net (primary site, multisite) and *.zombiewalker.net (wildcard subdomain)
-Wordpress Plugin: Really Simple SSL

more info in the cloudflare dashboard:
-Created SSL cert and key via Origin CA
-set to Flexible SSL
-Page rule set to always https with *.zombiewalker.net and zombiewalker.net

Anyone could help this out?


#2

The Cloudflare certificate does cover *.yourdomain.com and the origin cert does as well. However you need a DNS record for each subdomain in the DNS tab if your Cloudflare dashboard set to :orange: for the SSL to work on that subdomain. You can’t proxy a wildcard record on the free plan.

Also if you have installed the origin certificate, you should change your SSL mode from Flexible to Full (strict).


#3

Thanks for the reply, domjh

Based on your suggestion I add a CNAME record for one of my testing subdomain:book14.zombiewalker.net
It’s still showing not secure for now, should I wait like 24h till the change taking effect?

Thanks


#4

That subdomain looks to me to be set to :grey:, it should be set to :orange: for SSL to work.


#5

in the attached image is my current setting, not sure if I did it right.


#6

The name should be book14 and it should be pointing to the server hosting the subdomain.


#7

like this one?
(more info: book14.zombiewalker.net is generated from zombiewalker.net multisite, not from Cpanel)


#8

If zombiewalker.net should be the target according to your host… I somehow doubt it…

Is it hosted in the same place as the root domain? If so, it should probably point to the same place.


#9

my host is hostgator, the root domain should be marcpov.com. And this zombiewalker.net is hosting in the same place.
(I guess so, because when I sign up the hostgator at very first time is using marcpov.com, then I add zombiewalker.net later on as add-on domain)


#10

So the subdomain should probably be pointing to the same place. i.e. if you have an A record for marcpov.com pointing to 192.0.2.1, you should create an A record under zombiewalker.com for book14 pointing to 192.0.2.1.

If you are unsure, check the record with your host.


#11

ok, I will find out.
Thanks for your patiently help, domjh! :slightly_smiling_face:


#12

No problem!