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Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions Resource Kit

Security on Windows NT

 9 of 9     Using Secure Sockets Layer

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a protocol that provides communications privacy, authentication, and message integrity for a TCP/IP connection. By using this protocol, clients and servers can communicate in a way that prevents eavesdropping, tampering, or message forgery.

To use SSL on IIS, you need to request and install a security certificate and enable the appropriate settings in the Secure Communications dialog box. For details, consult the IIS documentation.

With the FrontPage Server Extensions, SSL ensures secure authoring across firewalls and ensures security during remote administration of the FrontPage Server Extensions. In the FrontPage client, you can specify that SSL be used when opening or publishing a FrontPage-extended web.


  Last Updated June 1999
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