WSUS (Windows Server Update Services) SSL discussion
Posted on 2014-01-28
I have an internal implementation of WSUS 3.0 SP2 and it is working great for my internal users. I would like to allow my full time remote users to benefit from this so that I can manage MS patches going to them. I know what I need to change in GPO's and firewall configuration to allow this. My question is, why would I want to configure SSL for the user laptops (clients) to connect to my WSUS server? What data am I worried about securing and why not just use non-SSL for that connection? Secondary question, if I do setup SSL are there any know issues or specific configuration changes to allow the use of a wildcard certificate from a trusted SSL cert authority?