Securing the Windows Media Administration site

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

By using Windows Media Services Administrator for the Web, you can access the local Windows Media server (the server on which the Windows Media Administration Web site is located) and other Windows Media servers on your network. To enable this level of control, configuration and authentication data is sent over the network between the remote computer and the local Windows Media server computer. As the data is sent, it is vulnerable to unauthorized access.

You can add the IIS security measures described in this section to your site to provide different levels of protection. Most of the configuration is performed by changing the security settings in the Windows Media Administration site properties in IIS. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) also requires that you obtain a certificate from a certification authority or create a certificate yourself by using Microsoft Certificate Services.

In This Section

Using Secure Sockets Layer

Using integrated Windows authentication

Using basic authentication