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 +# SSL SAN
  
 +A Subject Alternative Name - SAN - is an additional name associated with an [SSL](/​glossary/​s/​ssl) server [certificate](/​glossary/​s/​ssl_certificate).
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 +The name can be a [hostname](/​glossary/​h/​hostname),​ an [IP address](/​glossary/​i/​ip),​ a [common name](/​glossary/​s/​ssl_cn) or other identifier. ​
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 +Typical uses for SANs is when you want to cover multiple names across different domains/​subdomains (`www.example.com` and `www.example.net`) with the same certificate,​ or when you have a multiple virtual hosts on the same IP address.