EX13-CA-000010 - Exchange must use Encryption for OWA access.


This setting controls whether client machines should be forced to use secure channels to communicate with this virtual directory. If this feature is enabled, clients will only be able to communicate with the directory if they are capable of supporting secure communication with the server.

The use of secure communication prevents eavesdroppers from reading or modifying communications between servers and clients. The network and DMZ STIG identify criteria for OWA and Public Folder configuration in the network, including CAC enabled pre-authentication through an application firewall proxy.

Failure to require secure connections on a web site increases the potential for unintended eavesdropping or data loss.


Configure the OWA site to require SSL port 443.

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References: 800-53|AC-17(2), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-000068, Rule-ID|SV-234766r617239_rule, STIG-ID|EX13-CA-000010, STIG-Legacy|SV-84339, STIG-Legacy|V-69717, Vuln-ID|V-234766

Plugin: Windows

Control ID: 8176c825dfa13875bd0f23ffdc7e0c8d49dc9c7c919823dfe4ded78adfb5fc10