Change a SharePoint site to SSL RRS feed

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  • SharePoint site and SSL

    I have a publishing site build in SharePoint.  The web application is utilized port 80 (non SSL). I need to SSL enable the site now. We try not to rebuild the web application/site because of the content and downtime. So I extended the site to a new web application with SSL. Plus an alternate access mapping, I have the following in the Alternate Access Mapping page:


    And in the IIS Connections:

    I have ONE SSL certificate. Should I bind it to the SharePoint – 443 site and redirect http to https? How about the custom site http://mysite. I think the redirect only works with the same host name (devsp01)? Please advise. Many thanks

    Friday, May 6, 2016 1:42 PM


  • you should spend some time looking into how SSL certs work.

    I don't mean to sound like an ass, but your statement suggests that you don't, since the cert defines how it's applied.

    As far as SP goes, I'd probably have not extended the webapp, but rather just changed the bindings... but your approach isn't bad, it depends on how you intend to handle the migration from HTTP to HTTPS, since there are probably a lot of links out there that you may not want to break.

    Scott Brickey
    Strategic Data Systems - for all your SharePoint needs

    Friday, May 6, 2016 4:48 PM