In this post we will see that in a few simple steps we can create a URL Rewrite to redirect website traffic from http to https.

Prerequisites :

  • IIS 7 or higher
  • URL Rewrite module installed. Download URL Rewrite 2.1 module from here.
  • SSL Certificate installed and configured

Create the rewrite rule

Step 1.  Open IIS Manager and go to Start Page – [Server Name] – Sites – {Web Site Name}

Step 2. From the “Features View” pane, open URL Rewrite module.

Step 3. From the right on Action pane click {Add Rules…} – Blank rule


Step 4. In this point we create the Inbound Rule, as the below image shows.

Step 5. Next, we must Add a Condition, like the one in the next image.

Condition Input{HTTPS}Add a condition stating that {HTTPS} is OFF
Pattern^OFF$This pattern ensures that the rule executes ONLY when the request arrives, and will not execute infinitely.

Step 6. In the final step we configure the Action, on Action Properties we add the value : [https://{HTTP_HOST}/{R:1}], select Redirect type : Permanent (301) and click Apply.


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