note: This information is provided as informational only, please contact your IT department first regarding any questions regarding DNS, IIS or your SSL Certificate.
In setting up Bentley Transmittal Portal (see the BTS Implementation Guide for installation instructions) you must set up a website using SSL. This website will be configured during the deployment of the Portal software.
When configuring your portal software, the configuration above will default your portal address to your server name, however you may wish to use a specific URL for your portal for external users to access.
[Windows 2012 Server] Simply change the host name in the https binding to the address to be used for the BTS portal site, then skip to the final step below updating the BTS deployment Wizard.
[Windows 2008 Server] In 2008 Server, IIS does not let you change the host name of an https binding via the edit button. There is a way to change this host name value through a command line tool, appcmd. Keep in mind this site name needs to be resolvable through DNS and the SSL certificate would need to be configured with this host name in order for it to work.
To add a host header to a Web site's binding, use the following syntax:
appcmd set site /site.name:string /bindings.[protocol='string',bindingInformation='string'].bindingInformation:string
The variable site.name string is name of the site to which you want to add a host header. The variable [protocol='string',bindingInformation='string'] is the existing binding to which you want to add a host header, and bindingInformation string is the new binding with host header.
For example, to configure a site named contoso with an existing HTTPS binding for all IP addresses, on port 443, without a host header to have a host header named marketing, type the following at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:
appcmd set site /site.name:contoso /bindings.[protocol='https',bindingInformation='*:443:'].bindingInformation:*:443:marketing
For more information about Appcmd.exe, see Appcmd.exe (IIS 7).
Be sure to open command prompt as administrator
After running the command, you will see that the website is now showing your new host name:
Now run the Portal Deployment Wizard again and you will notice the portal address is set with this new host name