Securing controller

The XenDesktop controller runs on Microsoft Windows Server, so SSL is typically implemented on IIS. SSL is implemented using server certificates.


To install a server certificate on the controller running IIS, you need to create a certificate request, submit it to a CA, and then install the issued certificate in IIS.


To implement SSL on IIS, follow the Microsoft article at


If you are not running IIS on the controller, you can still use SSL. You can create a certificate request manually.

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