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Posted on 2013-06-05
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If I install a certificate on my default web site.  Will it automatically apply to my entire web site on install OR do I go to the folders I want secured with this and set that up from there.

I am worried about intalling at the default site level and impact on entire site when I only need to secure a few folders.'

I know I can do this through IIS properties but not sure what will happen initially when the certificate is installed or if during the install I should select specific settings to make sure it will not impact the entire site.

Please let me know how to make sure my entire site is not impacted.
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When you install it, it will apply to the whole site.  This doesn't force browsers to connect via HTTPS - that's up to you - but it makes HTTPS available everywhere on the site.
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No, simply adding the https binding to the site and adding the certificate will not make ssl mandatory for the site just yet.
For that, you would have to set the ssl security setting to "require ssl".

You can apply the https binding to the whole site and add the certificate.
Then you navigate "in content view" to the file or folder you want to protect.
Once you selected it, switch to the "features view" and go to the SSL Settings. Here, select "Require SSL". This will make https(ssl) mandatory for that selected file or folder.
The main website "can" be accessed using https (since there is a binding for it) but it is not mandatory.
Only when the user calls the subfolder or file will he be required to use ssl.

Source: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc755203%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
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