Change Management Point Client Connection to HTTPS RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello, Our property has a need to enroll Mac computers into SCCM to deploy software, but I noticed our site is not setup to allow mac clients. The management point client connection is set to HTTP (does not support Mac computers) and I would like to change it to HTTPS. 

    Will this break or cause problems for our current clients and site server if I change the setting? I just started at this property and was told that "we have all the PKI and certificates in place" but I can't tell if that is the case. 

    Monday, September 26, 2016 1:43 PM

All replies

  • It does not break anything *if* all client and server side certs are in place: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt613191.aspx

    Torsten Meringer | http://www.mssccmfaq.de

    Monday, September 26, 2016 1:54 PM
  • Thank you sir! I will have to get with our security analyst to make sure we are on the same page :)
    Monday, September 26, 2016 2:44 PM
  • Hi,

    Why not set another MP as HTTPS and assign it to boundary group and test clients first.



    Monday, September 26, 2016 2:52 PM
  • Doing the above is generally not trivial though particularly if you do not have an internal PKI in place already.

    Depending upon your needs, you may want to explore a better path like using Parallels Mac Management that directly integrates with ConfigMgr in a seamless manner.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Monday, September 26, 2016 3:03 PM
  • awesome, will do, thanks for the replies gentlemen!
    Monday, September 26, 2016 5:54 PM
  • I do see our workstations have a client auth cert issued by our CA called 'Sccm client cert'. This cert is in the folder Personal -> Certificates.

    If I have issues setting the management point to use HTTPS, can I change it back and resume using the current HTTP setting with the clients that are already installed on workstations ?

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:38 PM
  • Yes. Remember to add server auth certs to IIS for your client facing site systems (those hosing MPs, DPs, or SUPs) as well as adding a client auth cert to the DP configuration.

    Jason | http://blog.configmgrftw.com | @jasonsandys

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:52 PM
  • also, in our workstation client control panel, the client certificate says PKI, connection type: intranet

    Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:53 PM
  • Hi Justin,

        Have you got this issue resolved now? If so, could you please share the solution with us? Thank you.

    Best regards,


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    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 12:39 AM