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Firewall & Sharepoint over SSL

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Hi there

we're wondering what firewall settings we need to configure on firewall in order to access sharepoint over HTTPS.

The current situation is we can access Sharepoint application locally over HTTP and HTTPS (with self signed certificate and it's working fine). Firewall is currently configured so Sharepoint is accessible from outside over HTTP.

If we need to access Sharepoint over HTTPS from outside as well (via firewall), is it as simple as forwarding port 443 to the Sharepoint box or is there more to it (such as installing SSL certificate on the firewall ect)?

We're only looking for a generic answer not detailed firewall configuration.

Thanks
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If sharepoint is the only thing accessible from the given outside ip address you now use for http (port 80), then yes forward https (port 443) and that should do it.

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Hi there

thanks for response. Sorry it's not our office so I'm not entirely sure about the setup and configuration.

As far as I'm concern the public IP should be used only for the Sharepoint server (Inbound traffic) and it's probably used by internal users to generally browse internet.

What is possible (I'll check with those guys): they have internal Exchange server (I'm not sure if they use the same IP but I'll find out) so this could be the only other service exposed to public. Could this be a problem?

Thanks
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I thought so. Thanks very much for prompt answer.
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