IIS 7 and Above
Connection Interrupted when connecting to secure site
Last post Sep 10, 2009 02:38 PM by joled0
Jul 30, 2009 04:45 PM|joled0|LINK
We have a new Windows 2008 web server running IIS7. I have 5 websites configured on it, 3 of which use SSL. When trying to connect to a secure page, either using a browser directly on the box(local) or from another computer on the network, on site B I get
an error in Firefox
The connection to the server was reset while the page was loading.
Fiddler shows that it connects but I still get the error. Windows firewall is allowing https. the other 2 sites that use SSL do not have this problem. I viewed the cert and it looks ok.
Any help is appreciated.
Jul 30, 2009 05:03 PM|Rovastar|LINK
Jul 30, 2009 06:53 PM|joled0|LINK
Thanks for the article Rovastar. It makes sense, however the settings are the same on the 3 secure websites and the troubled website gets the least amount of traffic which does not make sense.
Jul 31, 2009 12:11 AM|lextm|LINK
What if you use Internet Explorer, with friendly error pages disabled in Internet Options | Advanced?
Also note that to troubleshoot such issues, Microsoft Network Monitor or Wireshark can provide you more information about SSL conversation. But to read the log files, you need assistance from a network expert.
If you would like to open a case with Microsoft, please go to http://support.microsoft.com
Aug 10, 2009 08:57 PM|joled0|LINK
The issue was the website binding was not assigned a cert. To assign the cert go into IIS7> click on website name> click bindings> click https> edit> select the SSL cert from the dropdown
Sep 10, 2009 02:38 PM|joled0|LINK
Just to complete this thread, the reason the SSL cert was not bound is explained in another post I made and can be viewed here http://forums.iis.net/t/1160278.aspx . Basically starting the ISAPI Rewriet Manager caused the cert to be dropped.