Adding subject alternative names (SANs) to your Multi-Domain SSL Certificate

The DigiCert Multi-Domain (SAN) Certificate allows you to reissue your certificate at any time so that you can change or add names. You can do this directly from your account by following these instructions.

How to Add SANs to Your Multi-Domain/EV Multi-Domain Certificate

  1. Generate a new CSR

    To add SANs to a certificate, you must generate a new CSR on your server, and then submit the CSR in your account. If you need instructions for creating the CSR, see our Create a CSR (Certificate Signing Request) page.

  2. Log into your DigiCert Account.

  3. In your account, on the My Orders tab, on the Managing Orders page, click the Order # for the multi-domain/EV multi-domain certificate to which you want to add the SANs.

    Adding SANs to a certificate

    Note: For MPKI accounts, on the My Certificates tab, on the Managing Certificates page, click the Order # for the certificate you want to reissue.

  4. On the My Certificates tab, on the Manager Your…Certificate - Order # page, scroll down to the Reissue Actions section and click Add, Remove, or Change Domains

    Adding SANs to a certificate

  5. On the Reissue - Add, Remove, or Change Domains - Step 1 page, do the following and then, click Continue to Next Step:

    Paste Your CSR:* Do one of the following:
    Paste your CSR in the area provided.
    Click the Click to upload a CSR link to upload your CSR.
    Rearrange the order of the Subject Alternative Names.
    Select Your Server Software:* In the drop-down list, select the server software that was used to generate the CSR.
    Reasons for Changes: Enter the reason for reissuing the certificate.
  6. On the Reissue - Add, Remove, or Change Domains - Step 2 page, you can select the SANs (names) in the list and remove them or add new ones. You can also select which one should be the common name in the certificate and change the order of the names.

    Note: If you need to use more names than you have purchased "name slots" for, simply add the names and enter your payment information in the next step.

    Adding SANs to a certificate

  7. Next, review the information and if all the information is correct, click These Changes Are Correct > Process Reissue.

Certificate Reissue

In most cases, the reissue must be approved by DigiCert support staff before your new certificate is issued. We can usually issue the new certificate within 30 to 60 minutes.

Important: If you do not receive your certificate in that time frame, or have specific questions about the process, please contact our 24-hour support for assistance.