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Secure XML traffic in Xen App 6.5 environment

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How do you use port 443 to secure xml traffic for a XenApp 6.5 environment.  The portal will be via Storefront 2.0.  I am not looking to secure the ICA client connect just XML.   Does this mean I need to get an SSL certificates for that one server?  Do I need to setup some Citrix Server policy to reflect XML port 443?  What does that do for the other Session Host servers?  What do I need here?  Looked at some articles, but not sure I understand.
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Unfortunately this is something Citrix don't make easy or obvious.

You can't just change the XML service to port 443 and throw in a certificate.

You need to use SSL relay and then configure this to encrypt the XML traffic. And yes, you need certificates.

Info to get started is here: http://support.citrix.com/proddocs/topic/xenapp65-admin/ps-securing-using-ctx-ssl-relay.html
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I thought you only need SSL relay for securing ICA connections?  I only want to secure xml from Storefront to XML brokers.
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From the eDocs URL above:

In general, use SSL Relay for SSL/TLS support when you:

•Want to secure communications with servers that host the Citrix XML Service.

To the best of my knowledge this is/always has been the only way to secure XenApp's XML traffic via SSL. Oddly, you can natively secure XenDesktop's XML service and have been able to for some time.
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