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SSL and Frontpage

  Asked By: Dontae    Date: Mar 30    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 738

We are currently testing SSL on your development server with a self signed cert and noticed a couple of strange behaviors:

1. We can no longer open a site in FrontPage 2003

2. We can't import a spreadsheet from a list.

The following message is displayed

This page requires a secure connection which includes server authentication

The certificate issued for this site is untrusted or unknown do you wish to proceed?

Choosing yes just hangs the application.

Checked the usual setting in IIS & SharePoint....any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Tory Sellers     Answered On: Mar 30

Front Page editing will not work over SSL.

Importing spreadsheets type of MS Office components will not work either.

I don't remember all the reasoning details but it was something around the way FP uses random ports and Office components use WebDAV as underlying channels.

Other thing you cannot do is WSS/SPS admin over SSL.

It was discussed in one of the webcast few months back. I will be interested in knowing if it has changed since then

Answer #2    Answered By: Agustin Miranda     Answered On: Mar 30

I use FromtPage all the time with an SSL protected Portal.

Answer #3    Answered By: Arron Middleton     Answered On: Mar 30

Not completely true. FP doesn't work with https://FQDN/ but is does work internally to https://servername/

Answer #4    Answered By: Vance Hardin     Answered On: Mar 30

I'm a little curious. I'm able to edit over SSL.
Were using WSS V2
128 Bit encryption from Verisign and we only have port 443 open  on our firewall and I have had no problems but we are using Basic Authentication.

Answer #5    Answered By: Kareem Flynn     Answered On: Mar 30

I still disagree. I just used FrontPage against my Portal that is in an
extranet from an external PC using basic authentication. I'm not sure if I just
haven't tried certain features, but so far it works just fine. There was a lot
of discussion about this some time ago, so I thought we had to have some sort of
SSL accellerator to allow http traffic from our network and force https traffic
from the Internet -- this turned out to be completely wrong. We've since
launched it with only SSL through IIS, and everything seems to work fine. I
even tested STSADM against it last night to install a webpart and that worked
fine as well. All I can say is that SharePoint appears to work correctly with
SSL enabled.

Answer #6    Answered By: Tyron Calderon     Answered On: Mar 30

Just curious on how you used STSADM from a desktop PC that resides outside on the public internet and were able to reach your server  sitting inside. Any chance you using a VPN client or RDP?

Answer #7    Answered By: Irvin Foley     Answered On: Mar 30

I used FrontPage from an external PC, but STSADM had
to run on the server. However, the server  is still configured to require SSL.

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