Secure Content Publishing

IIS7 makes publishing Web content more secure with built-in support for standards-based publishing protocols.



The FTP Publishing Service for IIS 7.0 allows Web content creators to publish content more easily and securely to IIS 7.0 Web servers using modern Internet publishing standards. FTP7 enables secure publishing of content using FTP over SSL (FTPS), with support for Internet standards such as UTF8 and IPv6. New management tools, built-in to IIS Manager, allows users to enable FTP for an existing Web site, instead of creating separate FTP and Web sites to host the same content. FTP for IIS 7.0 also allows hosting multiple FTP sites on the same IP address through virtual host name support. FTP for IIS 7.0 removes the need to create Windows user accounts on the server to enable FTP publishing by allowing authentication using IIS Manager User accounts and .NET Membership. It also provides enhanced logging that records all FTP traffic to help track FTP activity and diagnose potential issues.

New features like membership-based authentication and enhanced logging give administrators a rich management and diagnostic experience for FTP sites. Built as an Extension for IIS 7.0, the new FTP service offers Web administrators and hosters an integrated management and configuration experience for FTP and Web sites through IIS Manager. The deep integration allows administrators to use IIS configuration management scripting tools such as AppCmd and the IIS PowerShell Provider to manage FTP configuration.


The WebDAV Extension for IIS 7.0 is a new module written specifically for Windows Server 2008 that enables Web authors to publish content more easily and securely than before, and offers Web administrators and hosters better integration, configuration and authorization features.


WebDAV for IIS 7.0 integrates seamlessly with the new IIS 7.0 Manager console and allows more secure publishing of content using HTTP over SSL. WebDAV for IIS 7.0 can be enabled at the site level, unlike in IIS 6.0, which enabled WebDAV at the server-level through a Web Service Extension. WebDAV for IIS 7.0 supports per-URL authoring rules, allowing administrators to specify custom WebDAV security settings on a per-URL basis with one set of security settings for normal HTTP requests and a separate set of security settings for WebDAV authoring. WebDAV conforms to the HTTP Extensions for Distributed Authoring standard.