I need to purchase and install the correct Verisgin SSL certificate(s) (X.509) on Azure. I have never done this before and would really appreciate some advice on how to go about it and what is considered best practice for production and testing environments. I'l explain the scenario.
Is hosted on Azure. We will have a development environment and a production environment running there (not sure how yet). It needs to
consume an .asmx web service.
Third Part SSL Secured Web Service
We need to connect to this and they have given us a
CA to install on our server. I think we then need to give them our public certificate to install on their server. They provide a test server that also requires this set up. I have no influence over how they do things.
What I'd like advice on
I would like to run integration tests from our development server (or preferably my local machine, if possible to use the same certificate?) against their test server using our purchased SSL. I would prefer not to have to publish to Azure at all during initial testing but don't see any other way without us purchasing multiple certificates, and then having to ask the third party to install all of them on their test server.
- How should I be looking to develop and test in this situation with minimum hassle to third party?
- Do I need multiple certificates for this from Verisign as it looks as if on certificate is for one domain only.
- Does Azure see a testing server and Development environment as different domains as far as certificates are concerned?
- Is Anything else that you think would help me here?
I'm sorry for the novice questions. I have done research on this but I'm still confused and don't want to waste my client's money or set up something that's wrong and not testable.
I hope I have been clear and am very happy to elaborate if someone with experience of this is kind enough to help me. I appreciate that I'm asking a lot of questions.
Thanks in advance