We have followed installation guide for
Sitecore 9.0.1 and installed it on our dev machines. We have used the same approach also on TEST machine. This TEST machine is also standalone installation which means we have everything in one server to minimize configuration and deployment time. TEST environment is only used for demo purposes so only sporadically.
As TEST is same as DEV machine, we have used self-signed certificate.
TEST is in Azure and was created as one VM where we have Sitecore and XConnect instances, SQL Server + SOLR.
We have two "problems" that don't look good during demo sessions:
A. Server url is something.cloudapp.net
B. We can see warning that site is not secured. That is due to self-signed certificate
- What are requirements for SSL certificate?
- When requesting SSL certificate which parameter should correspond to our something.domain domain that we are planning to buy to be complaint with Sitecore 9?
- After we buy something.domain domain how this should be set up in Azure to make redirection work? We want to always see our custom domain not cloudapp.net domain. Should we just set new certificate in binding in IIS for https and make config changes with thumbprint?
- Is it sufficient to buy SSL certificate for sc site or we need to buy one for xconnect and solr? Can we use same certs also there or we need to have separate SSL certs for them?