How to expand the range of ports in ISA to allow HTTPS over ports other than 443

If you ever have to set up ISA to allow ports other than 443 to accept SSL it’s a bit crazy – you need a third party app (note, this isn’t the case if you’re doing port redirection)- full instructions here (http://www.isaserver.org/articles/2004tunnelportrange.html) but to summarise:

 

“This application provides an easy to use graphical interface that allows you to extend the SSL tunnel port range. The figure below shows what the GUI for this application looks like.

 

Just enter the first port and last port you want to include in the SSL tunnel port range in the LowPort and HighPort text boxes and click the Add Tunnel Range button. Then click the Refresh button to see the new SSL tunnel port range in the list.

 

Note that if you have unbound the Web Proxy filter from the HTTP protocol, then Firewall and SecureNAT client connections made through the ISA firewall will not be redirected to the Web Proxy Filter. In this case, you can create a Protocol Definition for the alternate SSL port and then create an Access Rule allowing outbound access to that protocol.”

 

FYI: The link they give on the page for the utility is WRONG- it’s actually: http://www.isatools.org/tools/ISAtrpe.zip , but I’ve attached it for your reference!

 

This also works on ISA 2006- but is untested (and potentially unrequired) on TMG.

 

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “How to expand the range of ports in ISA to allow HTTPS over ports other than 443

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s