I have CentOS 7 servers in the cloud which is offering HTTPS services. Now this Enterprise can't use our services from the cloud, so they wanted a local intranet solution, the same as I am running in the cloud with public internet.

After doing lot of thinking, I found that I can't offer them my cloud solution unless I make everything mirrored. Then, simply to provide the service, I decided to put the whole cloud installation in their intranet by offering them my own SSL and HTTPS official licenses too.

To do this, I made one server with CentOS 7 as a mirror of my original cloud server + DNS server using the same HTTPS configuration.

From their intranet, they can browse https://myserver.com/solutions exactly as they would have done while sitting in the real public internet.

But I am not sure if I am violating anything at all? The customer, the service provider and I agreed, that between us there are no objections. But I still question whether this does not violate SSL or HTTPS law if any. (The SSL, HTTPS licenses are all my own assets; I myself am the owner of the cloud and intranet)

  • intranet services/info should not be run in the internet ... not even with login access control
    – Skaperen
    Jun 22, 2015 at 12:35

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Using HTTPS in an intranet is not a violation of the law.

There's no such thing as an SSL 'license' but duplicating SSL 'certificates' is also fine, although not ideal.

It could, however be against the rules of whoever issued your certificates, but that's between you and whoever issued your certificates.

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    @YumYumYum Can you explain what you think is "fishy" here? I read qasdfdsaq's answer and it seems correct to me. People copy certificates to multiple servers all the time, anyway (e.g. for high availability)
    – Celada
    Jun 22, 2015 at 12:52
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    @YumYumYum: It is impossible to be any clearer. The only person who knows who issued your certificates and what you agreed with them is you.
    – Circus Cat
    Jun 22, 2015 at 12:55
  • Certificate provider is from Digicert. there terms of condition is: digicert.com/security-terms.htm
    – user11085
    Jun 22, 2015 at 13:02

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