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Enabling HTTPS Support in TDS

March 10, 2015 | Charlie Turano

A lot of people ask about leveraging a HTTPS connection between their machine and the server. This connection is fully supported, out of the box with TDS. To implement this type of connection you simply need to make sure your certificates are properly managed.

If you are self-generating the certificate you will need to add it to the server yourself. This link provides a good example on how to create a self-signed certificate using IIS 7:

https://www.sslshopper.com/article-how-to-create-a-self-signed-certificate-in-iis-7.html

Otherwise, a certificate can be also obtained from a local Certificate Authority service, if that’s available on your environment. Ask your local IT support staff on how to obtain one. Once obtained, it can be easily added and used with the website you are using with TDS, in order to secure it.

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