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Configuring FotoWeb for secure connections

Enabling HTTPS in FotoWeb

First off, you need to configure FotoWeb to use the HTTPS protocol. This is done in the FotoWeb configuration on the Settings tab under Site | Identification

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Switch the protocol to https. The port number changes to 443.

Enabling secure communications in IIS

In IIS 7 you should start by installing the server certificate before you set up the https binding to the website:

Creating or installing a server certificate

  1. Open the IIS Manager and click on the local computer. Then double-click the Server Certificates feature under IIS.
  2. If you have received a server certificate from a provider, click on Import in the Actions panel to the right.

To create a self-signed certificate, click on Create Self-Signed Certificate... and follow the instructions given.

IMPORTANT: We advise against using a self-signed certificate in a production environment. Obtain a signed certificate by a trusted provider to use TLS in a production environment. If you plan to use Azure AD, this requires using a secure connection and a certificate from a trusted provider - self-signed certificates will not work.

Adding secure communications to the site

  1. In the IIS Manager, expand the Sites node and right-click on the site you want to modify.
  2. Select Edit Bindings from the context menu.
  3. Click on Add and choose https with port number 443.
  4. Also enter the public host name that the server will be accessed by.
  5. Finally choose the certificate you want to use for the connection. You can choose the certificate you imported in a previous step or a self-signed certificate.

Redirecting HTTP server requests to HTTPS

After configuring the server to use https, you must enforce the use of https for all connections to the server.

This can be done by configuring a permanent URL Rewrite for all http requests to https.