by Dan Sullivan
Setting Up SSL in Microsoft SharePoint
SharePoint Server2010 has a multi-step installation process supported by the installation wizard. Once SharePoint is installed, though, additional steps are required to install an SSL certificate.
Installing SSL certificates in SharePoint Server follows a similar pattern to other SSL certificate installations. In fact, the steps should be familiar to anyone who has worked with IIS:
To verify the certificate is correctly installed, open a browser and navigate to the SharePoint site using https as the protocol in the URL. This should generate an error. Then browse to the page by specifying https:// in the URL; the SharePoint page should be displayed correctly.
Next, we will consider the steps required to install an SSL certificate in Microsoft SQL Server.
About the Author
Dan Sullivan has more than 20 years of IT experience that includes engagements in application design, systems architecture, and enterprise security. His experience includes a broad range of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, government, retail, gas and oil production, power generation, life sciences, and education. Dan has written and presented extensively about systems architecture, infrastructure management, and aligning business and IT strategies. His articles have appeared in Intelligent Enterprise, Business Security Advisor, DM Review, and E-Business Advisor. He has written several books including The Shortcut Guide to Prioritizing Security Spending,The Definitive Guide to Security Management; The Definitive Guide to Information Theft Prevention; The Definitive Guide to Service Oriented Systems Management; The Definitive Guide to Controlling Malware, Spyware, Phishing, and Spam; The Tips and Tricks Guide to Secure Content Appliances; and The Shortcut Guide to Protecting Business Internet Usage.