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Multiple SharePoint SSL Web Applications on Port 443

Print | posted on Monday, May 11, 2009 4:42 PM

On a number of occasions I’ve been asked for my “cheat sheet” for setting up multiple SharePoint Web Applications using SSL and listening on Port 443. Whilst this might seem a straightforward task there are a few key things about SSL which are not well enough known, and surprise surprise, SharePoint makes life a little more difficult due to it’s total ignorance of correct addressing. This article is basically a tidied up version of the cheat sheet, along with a little bit of further explanation. This is primarily so I have something to point people to when asked about the procedure.

The steps detailed below show how to setup two Web Applications, but of course you can rinse and repeat if you need more than two.

Multiple SSL Web Applications on Port 443