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I followed these instructions to create self-signed SSL (I opened SelfSSL and typed selfssl /T).

When I access https://localhost/ than it works, but when I try to access it remotely (i set up my router to port forward to localhost), for example https://myip the page does not load. Also, I noticed one other thing. When I access localhost locally then I am asked to enter user/pass, but if I access remotely the I get the following warning:

Under Construction The site you were trying to reach does not currently have a default page. It may be in the process of being upgraded and configured. ...

I don't know if it is related with this but I hope someone know the answer.

Thanks, Ile

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What port are you forwarding in your router? – heavyd Apr 27 '10 at 18:29
I am forwarding port 8080 – ile Apr 27 '10 at 18:34
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Here are a couple things I see that may be wrong.

  1. HTTPS uses port 443 not 80 or 8080, so if you are just specifying https://myip then it will try to access port 443, you either need to forward 443 or specify a port https://myip:8080. If you go the 8080 route, you will need to be sure that IIS is listening for SSL connections on port 8080, not normal HTTP/port 80 traffic.
  2. You said in your port forwarding rule you are forwarding to localhost. Are you really forwarding to localhost/ or are you using your internal IP? You need to make sure it is your internal IP address (likely 192.168.x.x).
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I am not currently by router so I draw settings - Are you suggesting that I should set it up like this: – ile Apr 27 '10 at 18:57
Looks right, as long as you haven't changed the port that IIS is listening on. – heavyd Apr 27 '10 at 19:03
Thanks, I'll try it tommorow morning and let you know if it works – ile Apr 27 '10 at 19:09
I did what you suggested and it works. Thanks once again! – ile Apr 28 '10 at 6:53

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