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Microsoft Windows Azure Development Cookbook by Neil Mackenzie

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Implementing HTTPS in a web role

A Windows Azure web role can be configured to expose an HTTPS endpoint for a website. This requires that an X.509 public key certificate be uploaded, as a service certificate, to the hosted service and the web role configured to use it.

The following steps are used to implement HTTPS for a web role:

  • Acquire a public key certificate for the custom domain of the web role.
  • Upload the certificate to the hosted service.
  • Add the certificate to the web role configuration.
  • Configure the website endpoint to use the certificate.

The use of HTTPS requires that the website be configured to use a public key certificate. It is not possible to acquire a public key certificate for the cloudapp.net domain as Microsoft owns that domain. ...

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