The App-V Web Management Service must be configured to support SSL-based connections to help secure the communication. This process requires that the Web server or computer on which the Management Service is installed has a certificate issued to the service or computer.
The following scenarios illustrate how to obtain a certificate for this purpose:
The company infrastructure already has a public key infrastructure (PKI) in place that automatically issues certificates to computers.
The company infrastructure already has a PKI in place, although it does not automatically issue certificates to computers.
The company infrastructure has no PKI in place.
In each of the preceding scenarios, the method for obtaining a certificate is different, but the end result is the same. The administrator must assign a certificate to the IIS Default Web Site and configure the App-V Web Management Service to require secure communications.
The name of the certificate must match the name of the server. It is a best practice to use fully qualified domain names (FQDNs) for the common name of the certificate.
App-V can use IIS servers to support different infrastructure configurations. For more information about configuring IIS servers to support HTTPS, see https://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=151972.