Configuring FTP 7.5 with Host Header and SSL

FTP 7.5 comes with new features like Host header and SSL. I recently saw some cases coming in from our customers on this. Scanning the Internet made me realize that we need more information posted on this as far as the configuration is concerned. If you are seeing any of these errors while connecting to…

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WWW Service not listed in the Services console (IIS 6.0)?

This post is a continuation to the series on IIS service startup issues. I did not feel like writing it since we haven’t seen much cases on this type of behavior and I thought this could be one of those rare issues which always happens with IIS but my customer who bore the brunt of…

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Using System.Net trace configuration file to troubleshoot Certificate errors in ASP.Net

System.Net trace configuration feature in ASP.Net 2.0 onwards is extremely useful when dealing with certificate related errors. Jeff P. Sanders from WinInet/System.Net API Escalation team has written this valuable post for troubleshooting ASP.Net certificate related issues. I am adding it  here as a quick reference for others and myself. http://blogs.msdn.com/jpsanders/archive/2009/09/16/troubleshooting-asp-net-the-remote-certificate-is-invalid-according-to-the-validation-procedure.aspx Great article!

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Been away for a while…

I was away for a while now in the wilderness of the Himalayas. I was out covering Leh, Ladakh and Kashmir by road (alas, not biking which I badly missed). Ladakh is one of those places one should not miss and that too its journey via road. It has its own esoteric beauty comprising of…

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Required permissions when calling a Web service using client certificate for authentication in an ASP.NET Web application

A Web service requiring Client certificate authentication is a common scenario. You may have a client application which needs to send the Client certificate as part of the web request for accessing the web service. This client application may be a Windows/Console application or another Web application. Often you will get into issues wherein you…

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Avoid this confusion around Client certificate mapping in IIS 6.0/7.0

I just wanted to add this quick post around Client certificate Mapping on IIS. This is focused on 1-to-1/Many-to-1 mapping in IIS 6.0/7.0. If you are interested to know more about configuring Client certificate mapping in IIS 6.0 please check this post of mine and for IIS 7.0 this is an excellent article. Recently a…

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Automate client certificate one-to-one mapping in IIS 6.0 using C#

In PSS, we occasionally get requests from our customers wherein they want to automatically add entries for client certificate mapping in IIS or Active Directory (AD). That is either a 1-to-1, Many-to-1 or AD mapping for the client certificate authentication for the web site. I recommend going with AD mapping because that eases the management…

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