Working with Wild Card Certificates

Yesterday one of my colleagues came up to me with a simple problem regarding wild card certificates. I gave him the solution immediately, but it had to take a lot of convincing to do. This shows that there is a lot of confusion around how wild card certificates work. For first time readers, wildcard certificates… Read more

Difference in IIS 6, IIS 7.x and IIS 8 with regards to SSL

There were lot of differences with regards to SSL moving from IIS 6 to IIS 7.x and then to IIS 8. IIS 6 in itself was a breaking change, however there were lot of limitations and they were addressed in higher versions. I will try to pen down as I remember them and will update… Read more

Central Certificate Store (CCS) with IIS 8 (Windows Server 2012)

In my previous posts on IIS 8, I discussed how scalability was  achieved in IIS 8 via SNI. Below are the links to previous posts:                   ·         SSL Scalability with IIS 8                   ·         SNI with IIS 8 In the first post I mentioned that scalability was achieved in IIS via Server Name Indication (SNI)… Read more

SSL Scalability with IIS 8 (Windows 8 Server)

One of the biggest problems with IIS on the previous versions of IIS was in regards to scalability. This restriction was at the OS level at the kernel mode. There is nothing much that we could do to address this in IIS. One cannot bind more than one Certificate to a combination of <IP:Port>. The… Read more