In FrontPage Explorer, when you open or create a new Web
using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) you receive one of the following error
There is no server on port 443 at 'server
name'. You have selected the option 'Connect Using SSL'. This connection
problem may indicate that the server does not support Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
communications, or that it uses SSL communications on a different port number.
Unable to connect to server at
'xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx' on port 443 (socket code 13101).
xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx represents the host name or Internet Protocol (IP) address of
your FrontPage Web.
SSL connections require a security certificate. Socket code
13101 is generated when the security certificate is not from a recognized
certificate authority or when it is from a recognized certificate authority but
it cannot be read by FrontPage.
Method 1: Obtain a Certificate from a Recognized Authority
FrontPage 97 only recognizes certificates signed by the following
Verisign-Secure Server Certification Authority
RSA Data Secirity, Inc.
If your certificate is from a recognized authority, its public
key may not start with a "1" bit. In this case, contact the authority to
request a new certificate with a public key that has its high bit set to "1."
Method 2: Upgrade to FrontPage 98
FrontPage 98 can correctly read public keys that begin with
values other than 1 if they are from a recognized certificate authority.
NOTE: Neither FrontPage 97 nor FrontPage 98 support 128-bit
has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed
at the beginning of this article.
SSL is a World Wide Web feature that supports data
encryption and server authentication. All data sent to or from the client using
SSL is encrypted.
You can obtain digital certificates from Verisign
or AT&T. For additional information, please visit either of the following
third-party products that are discussed in this article are manufactured by
companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty,
implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these
For information about the third-party vendors listed in this article, view the following hardware and software third-party vendor contact information: