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Posted 30 Apr 2014

Visual Studio 2013 Use HTTPS (SSL) On Web Application Projects

, 30 Apr 2014
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This tip teaches you how to enable HTTPS (SSL) on Visual Studio 2013 Web Projects


Sometimes (increasingly), we need to develop and deploy a secure web site that uses https protocol.

Within the new version of Visual Studio (2013), we now can easily create, develop and test our web application on https.

How To

To enable the secure https protocol within our web projects, just follow these steps.

Once you have created your project, go in the properties window and search the setting property "SSL Enabled" by default is set to False.

Set the "SSL Enabled" property to True.

Once you change the value, Visual Studio set in automatic the SSL URL, e.g., https://localhost:44301/.

At this point, we can go in the advanced properties of the project (Alt + Enter), select the Web tab and set the Project URL with the same value of SSL URL, e.g., https://localhost:44301/.

Once you have configured the default URL of the web application, we can run the site (F5 or CTRL + F5).

The first time you set the secure protocol on IIS Express, you will be prompted to install the certificate for SSL.

After installation, now you can browse our application using the https protocol!

I hope you enjoy.

Happy coding! ;)


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My turning point was the advent of the internet since 1995 and I started to develop websites first static and then dynamic (ASP) before moving to. NET platform since then ... I do not have more 'stopped!

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QuestionAvailable in Visual Studio 2012 as well. Pin
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AnswerRe: Available in Visual Studio 2012 as well. Pin
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