Redirect HTTP Requests to HTTPS

Table of contents
  1. 1. Example
  2. 2. Alternative Methods

It is possible to redirect HTTP requests to HTTPS and to drop the port number, when specifying the web address for Pleasant Password Server.

Example

  • By default the address is:
    • https://YourServerName.YourDomain:10001
    • YourServerName is either the machine name running Password Server, or just localhost on the same machine
    • YourDomain provides the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN), which is necessary in some cases (see below)
    • 10001 is the port it is running on
  • But your users may appreciate the simplicity of typing this:
    • http://YourServerName.YourDomain

Alternative Methods

There are various methods to redirect to HTTPS:

  • Method 1:
  • Method 2:
  • Method 3:
    • Set up an IIS redirect, to direct incoming requests from:
      • http://<server-name-and-domain> to https://<server-name-and-domain>:<port-number>
  • Method 4: 
    • Use a public FQDN with an official certificate
    • If necessary, setup the public FQDN in the internal DNS (split DNS)
    • Change the port to 443
      • Will allow the browser/client URL to display without the port number.
      • Note: that this change will only redirect all HTTPS traffic to Password Server, which in some cases is not advisable.
    • (optionally) Redirect port 80 to 443 (using method 1 or 2)
      • This is necessary when using Let's Encrypt certificates, because the default validation is done on port 80

 

 

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