Implementing SSL


Updated: April 1, 2008

Applies To: Groove Server 2007

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Topic Last Modified: 2009-02-09

Further secure the administrative side of the Groove Manager Web site with the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption protocol, as described here.

To enable SSL for the Administrative Web pages:
  1. Select IIS Manager from the Windows Administrative Tools and navigate to the GMS Website.

  2. From the Groove Manager root directory in IIS, right-click and select Properties, select the Directory Security tab, and setup an SSL (x.509) certificate for the Groove Manager Web site using either the Web Server Certificate Wizard and Microsoft Certificate Services, or an outside certification authority (CA). Refer to Microsoft online IIS documentation for Configuring SSL on Servers.

  3. If the new Groove 2007 auto-configuration feature is to be used, from the AutoActivate directory, right-click and select Properties, then specify settings to enable SSL and require 28-bit encryption.

    If the pre-Groove 2007 auto-activation feature is to be used, leave SSL disabled for the AutoActivate directory.

Now, specify an authentication scheme for Groove Manager administrators, as described in Implementing an Authentication System.