URL Rewrite HTTP to HTTPS redirection on IIS 7

There are few ways to enable HTTP to HTTP redirect on IIS websites. In this example I will use URL Rewrite method.

  • If your don't already have it download and install IIS URL Rewrite extension.

  • Double click on URL Rewrite in IIS Manager, then click Add Rules > Blank Rule
  • Configure the rule:

    • Name: HTTP to HTTPS
    • Match URL
      • Requested URL: Matches the Pattern
      • Using: Wildcards
      • Pattern: *
      • Ignore case: Yes
    • Conditions
      • Input: {HTTPS}
      • Type: Matches the Pattern
      • Pattern: off
    • Action
  • Click Apply

Rewrite rule is written to <rewrite> ... </rewrite> section of web.config file that is saved in the website's root folder. In the above example it would look like this:

    <rule name="HTTP to HTTPS" patternSyntax="Wildcard" stopProcessing="true">
      <match url="*" />
      <conditions logicalGrouping="MatchAny">
        <add input="{HTTPS}" pattern="off" />
      <action type="Redirect" url="https://{HTTP_HOST}{REQUEST_URI}" appendQueryString="false" />

June 2017

Windows Server 2008R2


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