IIS 6.0 Encryption
Updated: August 22, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1
You can use encryption to help protect the private information that clients exchange with your Web server, such as credit card numbers or phone numbers. You can also encrypt data when running WMI-based remote administration scripts. In IIS, the foundation for encryption is the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol, which establishes an encrypted communication link with users.
This section contains the following information:
Configuring Secure Sockets Layer: Describes how to configure a Web server or Web site to use SSL for secure connections.
Setting Encryption Strength: Describes how to configure encryption strength in IIS Manager.
Encrypting Data When Running WMI–Based Remote Administration Scripts: Describes how to modify WMI-based administration scripts to establish an encrypted remote connection.