OKay is always looking for ways to give our customers added value. This time we are offering free wildcard certificates with our White Label VoIP Servers. Keep reading; we will explain why is a wildcard certificate, why it is convenient in the VoIP world and how to get it from us.
A certificate is a small data within a file that digitally bind a cryptography key to an organization's details. It is used to secure connections. The most common use is in the HTTPS protocol.
SSL Certificates bind together:
Technically speaking, a certificate protects a connection with the following characteristics:
May organizations have implemented some legal mechanisms that require paperwork. If this administrative process is accepted, then the certificate is given. This kind of certificate is more expensive as they try to warranty that the connection is not only technically secure but legally as well. Visually speaking, many browsers show a green bar.
Non-wildcard certificates are linked to a single domain or hostname. Wildcard certificates work for all the hostnames. If you get a wildcard certificate for okay.network, it will work for www.okay.network, host1.okay.network, host2.okay.network and so on. Wildcard certificates usually are referred to as *.yourdomain certificates.
If you are looking forward to buying a certificate, and it doesn't say "wildcard", then you are not buying a wildcard. Commercial wild card certificates are always more expensive than the non-wildcard ones with the exception of the certificates emitted by Let's Encrypt.
An SSL certificate can be installed in your PBX in one or more of the following places:
If you want to take advantage of the multi-tenant capabilities of the PBX we offer while having security mechanisms installed, the wildcard SSL certificates are what you need.
Multi-tenant PBX allows you to have multiple domains with a single IP. Each domain is a container that holds specific configurations for specific customers. It is similar to the email services. Because you don't know the exact names of your FQDN's, a certificate that supports *.yourdomain is perfect. Hence, a wildcard certificate.
From this very moment, all our current Whitelabel; VoIP Server customers are entitled to have this feature if they satisfy the following requirements:
Please note we will expedite Let's encrypt SSL certificates with the advantage that the renewal is automatic. Let's Encrypt SSL certificates expire every three months, wildcard certificates are complex to request,
Current customers just need to send a ticket.