[CentOS] redirecting outside connections to https on apache

Mon Apr 14 17:33:30 UTC 2008
Barry Brimer <lists at brimer.org>

Quoting ankush grover <ankushcentos at gmail.com>:

> Hi friends,
> There are about 15 applications hosted on different in our
> infrastructure mostly running on apache/iis/tomcat. We have a frontend
> apache server running on Centos 4.4 64bit which make these
> applications accessible to outside world.
> For the applications which are running on tomcat we are running
> jkmount to make these applications available without mentioning tomcat
> ports. For apache/iis applications we are using ProxyPass. The issue
> we are facing is that we are not able to make these applications
> accessible through https automatically means if the user is not from
> within the LAN then the http link should automatically redirected to
> https. We already have GoDaddy stamped ssl certificate on this apache
> frontend server but we are struggling for rules for outside world.
> What is the best way to make these applications accessible to outside
> world through https connections only that is if somebody use
> http://xx.xx.com/xx to use the application it should be redirected to
> https we don't have the requirement for https connections from within
> the LAN but definitely for outside connections.
> JkMount /team/* team
> JkMount /team team
> Then we have rules for this in the workers.properties file
> ProxyPass /public http://my.testing.com/public
> ProxyPassReverse /public https://my.testing.com/public

You can force to ssl by using something like this with mod_rewrite

RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://www.domain.com/$1 [R,L]

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