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Setup SSL with hostheaders on sharepoint

  Asked By: Landon    Date: Mar 19    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1098

I have two web applications that will need to use SSL. One is already setup
with SSL installed and the internal address that I'm using is https://server/
but I need this to be https://subdomain.mycompany.com and later have another web
application that is also SSL and is https://subdomain2.mycompany.com. Also, on
this server are standard sites that do not need SSL on them and are already
using host headers and AAM setup. How do I change my current web app of
https://server/ to https://subdomain.mycompany.com. I have seen a lot of
different answers to this question and didn't know if anyone knew it exactly.
My server is a windows 2003 sp2 box with IIS 6 and MOSS 2007. DNS is setup to
static IPs for the subdomain name that I want, I just need to figure out the IIS
entry and the AAM entry.



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Kelsie Terrell     Answered On: Mar 19

You can't use host  headers with SSL sites.

Answer #2    Answered By: Puneet Shiwde     Answered On: Mar 19

That's not entirely true. You cannot set these in the IIS UI for Windows
Server 2003, but as long as you are using Windows Server 2003 SP1 and above and
a wildcard SSL cert they can be set via script in the IIS metabase. See
108-b1a7-494d-885d-f8941b07554c.mspx?mfr=true for the steps for Windows Server
2003/IIS6. This can be done directly in the IIS Manager UI for IIS7. Afterward
you will need to add the necessary Alternate Access Mapping(s) for the https://
url(s) manually in Central Administration.

Answer #3    Answered By: Brandyn Slater     Answered On: Mar 19

I have also found that you can
use host  headers by script but I was not sure of the order of operations. I
have already setup  static IPs for each site in DNS and on the web  server. If
you can do SSL with host headers, is there still a need for these static IPs?
The article didn't mention anything about them so I am curious.

Answer #4    Answered By: Hubert Pollard     Answered On: Mar 19

A heavy emphasis on DMZ experience. DMZ (Short for demilitarized zone, a
computer or small subnetwork that sits between a trusted internal  network, How
does DMZ fit into a Sharepoint Engineers role?

Answer #5    Answered By: Gladys Trevino     Answered On: Mar 19

From this perspective SharePoint can be considered similar to another web-based
applications. There are situations where you will want to deploy SharePoint in
a DMZ. Since it generally involves SQL server  and Active Directory as well, the
general security topics of hardening, server placement relative to firewalls,
ports allowed, etc. all apply.

Answer #6    Answered By: Jignesh Pitale     Answered On: Mar 19

You can do multiple SSL sites  on the same machine with either multiple IP
addresses or host  headers - there's no need to do both.

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