Just Published on TechNet: How to Configure ISA SSL Bridging for System Center Configuration Manager Internet-Based Client Management

The ISA Server product group and the Configuration Manager product group have collaborated to publish How to Configure ISA SSL Bridging for System Center Configuration Manager Internet-Based Client Management.


This article has step-by-step instructions for publishing an Internet-based site system server behind ISA Server, and using SSL to SSL bridging (also known as symmetric bridging). It lists the requirements for the instructions to be successful, and then takes you through the processes of creating a security group for ISA Server to use, deploying a client certificate for the Internet-based clients, deploying the certificates for ISA Server, and configuring ISA Server for Web publishing on ISA Server 2006.  The appendixes have additional information for how to create a certificate template, the equivalent configuration steps for ISA Server 2004, and how to configure server publishing (SSL tunneling) as an alternative solution to SSL bridging.


If you have questions or feedback about this documentation, you can send it to both ISADocs@Microsoft.com and SMSDocs@Microsoft.com. For technical issues, I encourage you to use the community resources that are included in the document.


Thanks to Carol Bailey (Configuration Manager senior technical writer), and Adam Meltzer (Configuration Manager test engineer), Steve Kaczmarek (Configuration Manager content publishing manager), and Jim Harrison (ISA Server sustained engineering program manager).


Special thanks to our ISA Server friends and reviewers:

·         Jason Jones (ISA Server expert from Silversands Limited, with his own blog at http://blog.msfirewall.org.uk)

·         Tom Shinder (ISA Server MVP, consultant, trainer, and author – check out http://blogs.isaserver.org/shinder)


Nathan Bigman

Content Publishing Manager, Forefront TMG

Comments (2)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Nathan,

    Thanks for the props!


  2. Anonymous says:

    Hi All,

    Thanks for the credit!


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