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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 if you want to use the SSL port for links to specific pages in a normal, unsecured Web. This is called secured browsing. This article describes how to accomplish both secure authoring and secure browsing.
198092SSL provides a highly secure (encrypted and authenticated) communication between the client and the server, based on public-key cryptography. To send a secure message, the sender encrypts the message with the recipient's public key, and the recipient decrypts the message with the recipient's private key. Since only the recipient has the private key that can decrypt the message, the message is secure.
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/198092/ )F000: 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 2002 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 2002 only uses 40-bit encryption. If Internet Explorer 5 is installed with 128-bit encryption, FrontPage 2002 can use 128-bit encryption.
http://example.microsoft.com/default.htmWeb servers use a separate port for SSL connections. This is identified by the protocol being used in the URL: http:// or https://. To create an SSL link rather than linking to a specific file by using a relative URL that is similar to this
default.htmyou can use a fully-qualified URL, like this:
https://example.microsoft.com/default.htmThis will force the browser to go to the SSL port (usually 443) instead of the default port (usually 80). To link from the SSL port to port 80, reverse the process:
http://example.microsoft.com/default.htmTo create an SSL link from a page in your Web for secure browsing, follow these steps: