HTTPS

How to Order Your SSL Certificate

By Garth Jones In my on-going blog post set on HTTPS and CDN and how to increase security and website performance, this is the first post that requires you to do some work! I’m going to show you how to order your SSL Certificate. It might seem odd that I’m asking you to get your SSL certificate as the first action item, especially when the very last item in my overall plan is to switch over to HTTPS. There is a method, however, to my madness! Depending on the certificate, ordering it can take as little as 15-minutes to as much as several weeks or even months. Starting the process now means that by the time you actually need it, you will have it! The SSL certificate that I’m talking about is for your main site; it’s not for sub-sites or content websites. Depending on your company you might ...

Setting-Up HTTPS and Content Delivery Network

By Garth Jones In my upcoming 6-part blog post set, instead of focusing on ConfigMgr, I’m going to talk about the Cloud and how you can setup your company’s website or even your own blog site with HTTPS and/or Content Delivery Network (CDN). First, though, I’m going to cover HTTPS and CDN in this blog post and I’ll tell you why I think they are important. In later posts, I’ll walk you through the process of setting-up a website with both HTTPS and CDN using Azure CDN. What is HTTPS? Unlike HTTP, HTTPS guarantees that the connection between a computer and a website is secure and encrypted. This is great for securing login information or other sensitive information, and it may also help boost your website’s trust level. At a later date I will go into this in more detail, but for now notice i...