It looks like HTTPS recently went live on mSO, and so I went looking at the shiny new SSL certificate.

Unfortunately, I discovered that it seems to cover all the Stack Exchange sites except for Ask Ubuntu and Math Overflow.

I received a certificate with serial number 09:1C:92:F2:8A:14:08:58:EE:AA:50:16:B9:72:89:FE.

The list of subject alternate names I saw in the certificate was:

Not Critical
DNS Name: *.stackexchange.com
DNS Name: stackexchange.com
DNS Name: meta.stackexchange.com
DNS Name: *.meta.stackexchange.com
DNS Name: *.stackoverflow.com
DNS Name: stackoverflow.com
DNS Name: serverfault.com
DNS Name: stackauth.com
DNS Name: sstatic.net
DNS Name: meta.serverfault.com
DNS Name: superuser.com
DNS Name: meta.superuser.com
DNS Name: stackapps.com
DNS Name: openid.stackauth.com

Will Ask Ubuntu also get HTTPS? Is this just a small oversight?

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    Complete HTTPS support across Stack Exchange is an ongoing project. All sites will eventually be supported. – Jeremy Dec 16 '13 at 5:55

Ask Ubuntu is covered by a certificate with serial number 05:F4:1E:16:6E:2F:40:17:1E:F6:E4:33:11:FF:03:D0 and subject alternate names:

Not Critical
DNS Name: stackexchange.com
DNS Name: askubuntu.com
DNS Name: meta.askubuntu.com
DNS Name: answers.onstartups.com
DNS Name: meta.answers.onstartups.com
DNS Name: careers.joelonsoftware.com
DNS Name: discuss.area51.stackexchange.com
DNS Name: mathoverflow.net
DNS Name: meta.mathoverflow.net
  • That looks like a completely different certificate. – Michael Hampton Dec 16 '13 at 6:33
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    @MichaelHampton Yep. – Andrew Dec 16 '13 at 6:36

Ask Ubuntu is now on the main certificate as part of the overall HTTP project, you can see the details here: https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/analyze.html?d=askubuntu.com

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