When you connect to a website secured with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL, a.k.a.: HTTPS), the website will use an x.509 certificate to establish that secure communication. The certificate is used for more than one function:
1. To prove “identity” of the website
2. To serve as the basis of encryption between the client (web browser) and the website
Figure 9-7 illustrates the process of securing a website. Numerous web portals are hosted on ISE, including the administrative portal, which was displayed in Figure 9-6. In addition, there are many end-user–facing portals for web authentication, endpoint management, and other uses. All portals on ISE require encryption by default. In other ...