Web Server certificate question

Andrew Stolarz stolarz at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 11:09:02 EDT 2015

You need to generate a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) from the mac you
are going to install on.

It will then spit out a file and you need to submit the contents to your
SSL provider, which when then send you a file back that you install on the

It seems like you did not generate the CSR on the machine, and or you do
not have a dedicated IP address for a SSL certificate.


On 24 March 2015 at 11:02, Lou Picciano <loupicciano at comcast.net> wrote:

> Jim,
> This is generally a constraint effected/controlled by the Certificate
> Authority. Generally speaking, the FQDN must match precisely the CN (Common
> Name) of the issued (sub-) certificate. You'd likely want to issue a server
> cert of the format myserver.JimsDomain.com. It's a common that a directly
> IP-addressed server would get choked on.
> This is all controlled by the 'rules' your issuing CA builds into its
> signing process - as well as any you determine, if you're issuing your own
> certs - as we do.
> Lou Picciano
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jim Pistrang" <jim at jpcr.com>
> To: "Omnis List Mail" <omnisdev-en at lists.omnis-dev.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:50:52 AM
> Subject: Web Server certificate question
> Hi all,
> This isn't exactly an Omnis question, but it is related. Hope someone can
> help.
> I have an Omnis Javascript application running on a client site. The app
> is running on a Mac OS X Server inside their firewall. The app can be run
> from outside their firewall via a secure port in their firewall. When I do
> this, the url looks like this:
> <https://12.345.67.89:5922/rfMyApp.htm>
> In the above example, 12.345.67.89 is the IP address of the firewall, and
> port 5922 is a secure port opened to the server. Apache is listening on
> this port.
> This all works perfectly well, except that users get a warning saying that
> the site may not be secure. My client has asked that I purchase a trusted
> certificate for the site. I have done the following:
> 1) Gave the server a host name of jimsdomain.com
> 2) Registered jimsdomain.com and purchased a trusted certificate. [note:
> the domain name is not associated with an IP address]
> 3) Added the certificate in Server Manager on the server, and it shows up
> as valid
> BUT - I still get warning messages in my browser when I access the app,
> since the url that I type in <https://12.345.67.89:5922/rfMyApp.htm> does
> not match the certificate name 'jimsdomain.com'
> Is there a way to do this? Do I need to install a certificate on the
> firewall?
> Jim
> --
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