Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Testing SSL on Win Server 2003/IIS6

Hi there,
Been busy with lots of work with .NET Remoting Performance Testing and stuff.
Found something interesting so here goes.

There's a nice easy way to test your IIS6 - SSL performance, install the free SelfSSL Certificate(SelfSSL Version 1.0) from the IIS Resource Kit (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=56fc92ee-a71a-4c73-b628-ade629c89499&displaylang=en) . Its very easy to use (that's what we look for right?) . Check out http://www.visualwin.com/SelfSSL/ for detailed directions on how to get your site into https (for testing only).

The following very useful (performance, analysis and deployment) tools are also available in the IIS6 Resource Kit package :

  • IISCertDeploy.vbs Version 1.0
  • Log Parser Version 2.1
  • Metabase Explorer Version 1.6
  • Permissions Verifier Version 1.0
  • Web Capacity Analysis Tool Version 5.2
Thanks to Microsoft and the authors of the http://www.visualwin.com/ site on which there is lots of other interesting info. on Win 2003 and IIS6.

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