About security options

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When you configure a virtual server, you can turn the following features on or off:

Log authoring actions

When you turn on this option, every action that requires author permissions is recorded in a log file named Author.log in the _vti_log folder of the Web site. Each operation is recorded with the current time, remote host, author's user name, Web name, operation performed, and the per-operation data. In the event of a security breach, you can analyze this log file for authoring activity on the Web site.

Require Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for authoring and administration

This option enables you to require a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) connection between a SharePoint Team Services-compatible Web page editor, such as Microsoft FrontPage 2002, and the server.

Allow authors to upload executables

When you select this option, you allow authors to upload and run executable files (such as CGI scripts and ISAPI extensions) on your server. If you do not select this option, authors can upload and run ASP and IDC files, but not CGI or ISAPI files.

To set security options for SharePoint Team Services, you use the Change Configuration Settings page in the Server Administration pages.