Developing for HTTPS & SSL locally

6/27/2013 2:38:42 PM

Its not obvious how to develop and secure websites with SSL and HTTPS.

Most often we test those features and constraints in staging or test.

But wait, it's nice if we could locally have our dev site in VS to behave exactly as in production with regards to SSL certs and HTTPS ports etc, right?

Well, read on here. This is how to set it all up. 

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/WorkingWithSSLAtDevelopmentTimeIsEasierWithIISExpress.aspx

And note that (the above article aint mentioning it) but as we will be letting IIS Express run on conventional ports now, **STOP your local IIS first** as its listening on 80.