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From "Boyle Owen" <>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] HTTP to HTTPS using mod_rewrite
Date Thu, 15 May 2003 15:09:49 GMT
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Beau Hebert []
>I've been assigned the task of redirecting all incoming http 
>requests to
>https. Problem is, I am not an administrator. I've done a little
>research, and it seems that this is possible using mod_rewrite. I've
>copied the code that I've come up with below, but doesn't seem to be
>working. Can anyone confirm if this should/could work?
>Thanks much
><IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
>RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT}           !^443$
>RewriteRule ^/(.*)
>https://%{SERVER_NAME}/$1 [L,R]
>#This code within Virtual Host
>RewriteEngine on
>RewriteOptions inherit

It is not too clear what you are trying to do. HTTP requests, by
default, are sent to port 80. So your RewriteCond would not be satisfied
in any case. 

I am assuming you want to trap plain HTTP requests for your site and
redirect them to your HTTPS service. To do so, you need two virtual
hosts, one on HTTP and one on HTTPS. The HTTP VH just redirects all
requests to HTTPS. So:

Listen 80
<VirtualHost *:80>
  Redirect / https://server-name/

Listen 443
<VirtualHost *:443>
  ServerName server-name
  DocumentRoot /path/to/ssl/docs

Owen Boyle
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