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Adding SSL to an existing site

  Asked By: Hiral    Date: Jul 30    Category: MOSS    Views: 2088

I am needing to add SSL to an existing MOSS 2007 farm, we have the
portal at port 80 and mysites at port 81. The site faces inside and
externally. We have two front end servers and two application servers.

Where do I add the SSL cert to, the IIS server, in Administration
somewhere or both.



12 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Baiju Hoskeri     Answered On: Jul 30

You must add  the SSL cert in IIS, on both WFE Servers. Unfortunately,
you can't add them in Central Admin.

Answer #2    Answered By: Kristy Hicks     Answered On: Jul 30

I think you need to add  an AAM for the https address too.

Answer #3    Answered By: Alisha Itagi     Answered On: Jul 30

Please clarify what AAM is????????????

Answer #4    Answered By: Carey Everett     Answered On: Jul 30

Alternate Access Mappings



Answer #5    Answered By: Anuj Lakhe     Answered On: Jul 30

Does anyone know whether you need a separate SSL cert for another web app on the
same box? For example, I have an SSL cert for the main MOSS app on Port 80, but
I also have a separate web app for MySite sitting on a completely different
port. I have all of this working with AAM for non-SSL, but would I need to get
a separate SSL cert for the MySite web app?

Answer #6    Answered By: Lee Dickerson     Answered On: Jul 30

For each fully qualified domain name, you will need a certificate. For each
certificate on a single server, you will need an IP address.

So if you have http://webapplication where your main web app is on port 80
and then you have your MySite web app at http://mysite on port 80, then
you'll need two separate certificates (maybe...).

So you've got the following two cases to consider

Two Web Applications, SSL Certificates, IP addresses
With Windows 2003 Server with Service Pack 1 you can bind each web virtual
server instance to a web application with a SSL certificate.

Two Web Applications, Wildcard SSL Certificate, Host headers
With Windows 2003 Server with Service Pack 1 you can bind each host header
to a web virtual server instance to a web application with a wildcard SSL
certificate. The wildcard certificate then has *.domainname.extension. In
this case you have one certificate, but it's fairly pricey.

Answer #7    Answered By: Aditiya Kapale     Answered On: Jul 30

The SSL cert is generated for a specific domain, like www.example.com. If your
mysites have a different URL then the SSL cert will not work correctly. The SSL
cert does not care about protocol, port or path.

Answer #8    Answered By: Faith Delgado     Answered On: Jul 30

Except for wildcard certificates, they all have a unique name specific
to the URL that the user enters.

I hate to admit it, but I have not had any success with wildcard certs.

Answer #9    Answered By: Selena Glenn     Answered On: Jul 30

SSL normally runs on port 443 by default. SSL is an IIS function so the SSL
certificate gets installed on the IIS web server;e.g. www.myMOSSServer.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.myMOSSServer.com and
would be accessed via https://www.myMOSSServer.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.myMOSSServer.com If the MySites are located at
www/myMOSSServer.com/personal then they would use the same SSL certificate and
be accessed via https://www.myMOSSServer.com" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.myMOSSServer.com/personal/

Answer #10    Answered By: Jonathon Palmer     Answered On: Jul 30

That's where my confusion is. The MySites is located at
http://moss.mycompany.com:8705 and the default app is located at
http://moss.mycompany.com. I can get the Port 80 to work as designed but I
can't seem to get the MySites to work properly. I get a page cannot be
displayed, and I tried messing around with AAM for the MySites and adding  https,
etc., but to no avail.

Answer #11    Answered By: Aastha Patel     Answered On: Jul 30

That is a benefit of ignoring the warnings and hosting MySites on the
same application as other site  collections.

Answer #12    Answered By: Akshay Gupta     Answered On: Jul 30

The only problem with hosting the MySite with the rest of the application is
when you go into a load balanced environment though and have the SSP created
on the first front end. If you create an additional SSP on the next front
end that you have load balanced you may run into issues...

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