I have few questions regarding Wildcard vs SAN certificates.
Let’s say I’ve got a wildcard certificate for
*.example.com, so the Wildcard certificate will cover all one level subdomains e.g.
contact.example.com etc. but it will not cover domains like
It will not cover the main domain
But if one goes to my site via
www.example.com, it will work without any certificate warning, correct?
The "naked" domain is valid when added separately as a Subject Alternative Name (SubjectAltName): • example.com >
So how to call then this type of certificate? Wildcard SAN certificate? Does that mean that a Wildcard certificate can be a SAN certificate at the same time?
Also, if a wildcard certificate applies to a given domain,
example.com in this case, can I include different domains e.g.
adam.com in a SAN certificate?