The Secure Communications page of the Configure Web Synchronization Wizard configures Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) settings for encrypted communication.
|The Secure Communications page is not displayed if you are configuring the virtual directory for SQL Server Subscribers. SQL Server Subscribers require SSL connections.|
When a Web browser supporting secure communications connects to a Web site configured to use SSL (URLs starting with https://), a secure connection protects the data that is being transferred. A client certificate is a digital identification issued by a trusted, third-party organization, referred to as a certification authority. You can configure your Web server to accept, require, or reject client certificates as a way of establishing a connection with a particular file or directory. Users trying to access a site with client certificates can be mapped. Users without client certificates can use other authentication methods. Client certificate mappings match information that is contained in a client's certificate against Windows user account information. A certificate trust list (CTL) is a list of approved certification authorities for a particular Web site. For more information, see Configuring SSL Encryption.
Select this option to configure IIS to require an encrypted communication link for a Web browser to connect. When this option is selected, all data sent to and from this Web site is encrypted using a certificate and users will use the URL https://.
|You must create a new certificate or attach to an existing certificate before you select this option.|