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I have internal domain DNS for Http i.e. Do I need a separate DNS entry for https i.e. or one will suffice both.

I'm trying to understand how DNS, Web Server Load Balancer and IIS works in terms of user reqest for http vs https.


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To answer your question: No. DNS resolves a domain not a protocol. This is offtopic here btw. – PeeHaa Feb 29 '12 at 10:10

No, you don't need a separate DNS entry for https.

You'll have an A record for http or https doesn't come into play anywhere here. DNS doesn't care what protocol you're using to connect to a host, all it does is map a name to an IP address.

If you want to enable HTTPS on the server, you'll need to install a certificate and enable a site binding for port 443 (HTTPS) on the server, and tell it to use the certificate for that binding.

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