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When you create a new FrontPage Web, you can select the Secure connection required option. When you select this option, the entire Web uses the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) port to encrypt all data sent to or from FrontPage. This is called secured authoring. You can also specify whether you want to use the SSL port for links to specific pages within a normal, unsecured Web. This is called secured browsing. This article describes how to accomplish both secure authoring and secure browsing.
NOTE: You must specify an HTTP location in the Specify the location of the new web box. If there is a disk location (you are creating a disk-based Web), the Secure connection required box will be unavailable.
For additional information about creating a new web, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/198092/EN-US/ )FP2000: How to Create a New Web in Microsoft FrontPage
To guarantee authenticity, a certificate accompanies the public key. A certificate is a digital signature on a digest of the friendly (human readable) name of the participant, together with the participant's public key. The certificate is encrypted with the private key of the certifying authority. To check the authenticity of the public key of the participant, anyone can compute the digest of the friendly name and public key for that participant and can decrypt the certificate for that public key by using the public key of the certifying authority and check that the same digest results.
NOTE: FrontPage 2000 can use WININET if Internet Explorer 5 is installed; it is capable of using 128-bit encryption in that case. If Internet Explorer 5 is installed with 40-bit encryption, FrontPage 2000 only uses 40-bit encryption. If Internet Explorer 5 is installed with 128-bit encryption, FrontPage 2000 can use 128-bit encryption.
Web servers use a separate port for SSL connections. Instead of linking to
Go from the default port (usually 80) to the SSL port (usually 443). To go from the SSL port to port 80, link to:
For a Microsoft FrontPage 98 version of this article, see 194072
For a Microsoft FrontPage 97 version of this article, see 174424