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Web server config to redirect http request to https

shobhit bhargava

Joined: Jun 05, 2003
Posts: 1
I am using iPlanet the requirement is to redirect all requests coming at to . From there on, the entire site is on https.
Any help is appriciated.
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Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 62139

Welcome to the Ranch, shobhit!
You wrote:

This is not a good thing since no others who might have the same question would benefit from the answer.
Also, the Ranch has an HTML/Javascript Forum where non-Java questions like this would be more appropriate.
That said, one appraoch would be to place an index.html page in the folder where resolves to, and use a meta tag within that page to immediately redirect to the https equivalent. Be sure that they are not the same page as you will create an endless cycle of redirects.
If you have any question regarding this technique, please feel free to post a question in the HTML forum (or ask a bartender to move this topic there).
There may also be container-specific ways to tell iPlanet to do this for you, but I wouldn't know about that. There is an "Other Servers" forum for those types of questions.
[ June 05, 2003: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]

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please refer to:
Release Notes for iPlanet Portal Server 3.0;
NSAPI Programmer's Guide for iPlanet Web Server;
Extending Your Server With Programs
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