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Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 11. Managing Active Directory Certificate Services and SSL

Active Directory Certificate Services and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) provide an extra layer of security for your Web server. You use Certificate Services and SSL to protect sensitive information such as passwords, credit card numbers, or payment information. Certificate Services and SSL protect sensitive information by encrypting the data sent between client browsers and your server. Encryption is the process of encoding information by using a mathematical algorithm that makes it difficult for anyone other than the intended recipient to view the original information.

Internet Information Services (IIS) transfers encrypted data to a client browser by using the SSL protocol. With ...

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