We are running two websites on IIS (site1.site.example and site2.site.example).

Both sites have the same bindings but with different host names (as above), on IP address * and for ports 80 and 443 (HTTP and HTTPS respectively).

site1 is externally accessible via both protocols, however site2 will only work via HTTPS. Curiously, if I go to SSL Settings the 'Require SSL' box is unchecked and Client certificates set to 'Ignore'.

What do I change to allow site2 to be accessible via HTTP (secure connection is actually not required at all)

  • Incidently, about "secure connection is actually not required at all": browsers will soon display all HTTP connections as Insecure in address bar. So while not technically required, it may frighten visitors... – Patrick Mevzek Jul 30 '18 at 16:15
  • I was thinking about this. Currently the SSL cert is specifically for site1, so if I use it for site2 it displays the invalid warning. Would I be able to 'convert' that cert to a wildcard for *.site.com or should I purchase a 2nd cert for site2 – James Jul 30 '18 at 17:11
  • Would I be able to 'convert' that cert to a wildcard for *.site.com or should I purchase a 2nd cert for site2 both technically work and provide same results, so it is more a matter of personal choices and other external constraints - regarding configuration, renewals, etc... - , and you even have a third choice: a certificate with both site1 and site2 explicitely as names in it, it is called SAN for Server Alternate Name. A wildcard may be better if you intend to extend to site3, etc. later but may be more costly, if you do not use Let's Encrypt. – Patrick Mevzek Jul 30 '18 at 17:15
  • What happens when you request site2 without Https? Do you get site1, or some other error message? Without more information it's a little hard to debug. – Zhaph - Ben Duguid Aug 2 '18 at 20:36
  • Can you run Binding Diagnostics on site2 and reveal what the report says? docs.jexusmanager.com/tutorials/binding-diagnostics.html It should tell the basic information you need, and if you paste that here, others might help you better. – Lex Li Sep 9 '18 at 13:09

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