IIS.NET Team Blog
Blog posts from the IIS.NET team
Web Platform Installer - End of support and sunsetting the product/application feed
From very humble beginnings in late 2008 (!), the Web Platform Installer (WebPI) has helped bootstrap countless machines with a wide array of Microsoft platform products and open source (OSS) web applications. WebPI was Microsoft's first big foray into OSS web apps (Umbraco, DotNetNuke and the like) and even installed non-Microsoft products like MySQL and PHP. It's greatest strength was it's ability to detect and install the correct versions of the myriad of dependencies needed to setup a server of desktop machine. No longer did you need to search for the various versions of the SQL client, .NET Framework or any other underlying component - WebPI handled it all for you seamlessly and was always up to date with the latest and greatest.
IIS Container images for Windows Server 2019 are now available
Now that Windows Server 2019 is generally available, we have published IIS container images for Windows Server 2019. You can pull the new Windows Server image via-
Getting started with the IIS CORS Module
Browsers usually apply same-origin restrictions to network requests. These restrictions would prevent a malicious page from making a cross origin request initiated from within a script. As an example, this means ordinarily a script served from
https://foo.comcannot make a request to
https://bar.com. However, there are instances in which you may want to allow sites to make these requests. For example, it's a common practice the split the web frontend (
https://contoso.com) from the service hosting your API (
https://api.contoso.com). For such scenarios to work, you will need to configure your API to reply with appropriate CORS headers. The IIS CORS module provides a way for web administrators and web site authors to easily support the CORS protocol by delegating all CORS protocol handling to the module.
Introducing IIS CORS 1.0
The IIS Team is pleased to announced the release of version 1.0 of IIS CORS Module which enables support for the Cross-Origin Resource Sharing (CORS) protocol.
Introducing IISAdministration in the PowerShell Gallery
In IIS 10.0, we introduced the IISAdministration PowerShell module which was a new way to manage IIS. This module included numerous improvements over the existing WebAdministration cmdlets.
URL Rewrite v2.1
The IIS team just released URL Rewrite v2.1. The blog post below details the changes introduced in this release. You can download the latest version from https://www.iis.net/downloads/microsoft/url-rewrite or from WebPI.
CNG Data Encryption Providers in IIS 10
This post is authored by Victor Dzheyranov, a Senior Security Program Manager at Microsoft, who the IIS team has had the pleasure of working with on numerous occasions in the past. This post is long overdue, we should have posted this a while back. Better late than never.