This article reviews various considerations to take into account when accessing your site over SSL. All MindTouch sites require an SSL connection.
The most common SSL covers a single domain such as
Subject Alternate Name (SAN) SSL certificates can contain several domains such as
help.domain.com. SAN certificates are not the same as Wildcard SSL certificates; Wildcards cover all subdomains (e.g.
Before purchasing an SSL for your custom domain, there a few considerations to take into account. Depending on the MindTouch features you'll be using with your custom domain, you may need to obtain a specific SSL certificate. A shared SSL is included for all MindTouch.Us domains:
Configuring an SSL with a Custom Domain
When configuring your MindTouch site with a custom domain (e.g.,
help.domain.com) as well as an SSL for your custom domain, the complimentary
https://*.mindtouch.us domain will no longer redirect to your custom domain. If your site is utilizing a custom domain without an SSL, then the complimentary
https://*.mindtouch.us domain will redirect accordingly.
MindTouch requires that SSL certificates be SHA-256 compatible. Please be sure your SSL is created with this encryption level support.
SSL providers often times request what type of web server the SSL will need to be generated for; in these instances choose an option for Apache.