Universal SSL vs Dedicated

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#1

Hi,
I’ve got a dedicated SSL but after used it I couldn’t distinguish between both of universal and dedicated SSL, so what is the benefits of dedicated SSL rather than universal? … I have a domain and subdomains used at web browsing, is it beneficial for my case? I’ve used it for two months but want to ensure if it is better to have it or no, since I’ve disabled the universal SSL after got it.
Thank you.

#2

In the past, you would get it so that your certificate doesn’t have other customers’ websites in it. Just recently, as CF now has their own cross-sig CA that makes it free for them to issue certificates (they likely were previously paying Comodo for each), they’re able to issue certificates with only your domain (and sni.cloudflaressl.com) showing up.

As far as I can tell, the only reason now to use dedicated is to not have a cloudflaressl.com hostname as the “issued to” field, and the “dedicated with custom hostnames” certificate is good for multi-level-down subdomain HTTPS (eg www.sub.example.com).

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#3

But they don’t offer a way to be installed on server like other CA do, and I need it to be installed for some sudomains can’t proxied over CloudFlare such as email server.

#4

That’s just not an intended use case for CF’s dedicated certificates. For what you need, you’ll need to use another CA, either a paid CA or the free LetsEncrypt
https://certbot.eff.org/.

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#5

I’ve done that, do it from Let’s Encrypt, but as you have said " As far as I can tell, the only reason now to use dedicated is to not have a cloudflaressl.com hostname as the “issued to” field,"
Thank you.

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