Set security options
When you configure your Web site, or when you set defaults for all Web sites on your server, you can specify whether to log all authoring actions, require Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for authoring and administration, or whether to allow authors to upload executables.
To specify these settings for a virtual server, use the Change Configuration Settings page for the virtual server. To specify default settings for your server, use the Set Installation Defaults page.
You can specify general settings for a virtual server on the Change Configuration Settings page in the following categories:
If you need to stop users from publishing to the Web site while you perform maintenance tasks, you can disable authoring. Note that when you disable authoring, no users can publish new information to the site. Be sure you notify users before you disable authoring, so they do not lose any current work.
Periodically, the server sends e-mail notification or other messages to users of your site or to you, the administrator. In this section, you can specify the SMTP mail server to use for these messages. You also can type the From and Reply-to address to use for these messages, and specify which mail encoding option and character set to use in the e-mail messages.
The speed with which a Web server responds to requests from a client depends a lot on the size of the Web site, particularly the number of pages and the other files it contains. You can improve a Web site's response time by tuning it. When you tune a Web site, Microsoft FrontPage Server Extensions 2002 sets aside a certain amount of disk space as a cache for the Web site, based on the number of Web pages. For example, you can tune a Web site for less than 100 pages or for more than 1,000, or use the custom setting and fill in your own cache sizes. You can use the default cache settings or specify settings or specify settings for the in-memory document cache, the include file cache, the image file cache, and the maximum cached document size.
For Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Server Extensions, you use the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) to adjust performance tuning. With FrontPage Server Extensions 2002, you use the Change Configuration Settings page in the Server Administration pages.
Use this section to specify which security settings to implement on a virtual server. You can track information about the authoring processes, require the use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) security for all authoring and administration actions, or specify whether or not to allow users to store executable files on your virtual server.
You use the Set Installation Defaults page in the Server Administration pages to specify default settings for your server. These policies are inherited by each virtual server and subweb unless the administrator for that virtual server or subweb changes the setting on the virtual server or site administration pages.
You can set default settings for:
Specify the SMTP mail server to use and the from and reply-to addresses to use. Server administrators can change these settings by using the Change Configuration Settings page for their virtual server. Web site administrators can also change the from and reply-to addresses by using the Site Administration page for their Web site.
Specify whether to log authoring actions, require Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for authoring and administration, or allow users to upload executable files. Server administrators can change these settings by using the Change Configuration Settings page for their virtual server.
Note Installation defaults are not enforced. A Web site or virtual server administrator can change the settings from their defaults.
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