HTTPS is recommended for more secure web access, it can also improve the user experience if Periscope GC is being run as an ‘Iframe’ within a console application.
For security and user experience, such as minimising security warnings within browser, SSL certification can be implemented.
There are many vendors for SSL certificates with an example being RapidSSL
The Main Steps for setting up SSL Certificate include;
- Generating the Certificate Signing Request
- Installing the SSL Certificate Manually
- Binding the certificate to the web site (PeriscopeGC) in IIS
NB: Step 1 to step 2 will take sometime. It is important that the IIS host server is undisturbed after step 1 and before step 2, i.e. no logging off, no restart etc.It is best to leave host server in the same state between step 1 and 2 otherwise the SSL certificate may not be able to be installed and a new one will need to be generated.
RapidSSL has been used as the example in this section, other SSL providers may also be used.