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Oct 28, 2010

http request inside https

Good morning,



I'm new to the Irule creation. I have a specific option I need to accomplish.



First I have 2 VS, 1 is http and this is just to redirect to the https vs.



We are terminating the cert on the F5. After the ssl session is established the client will select a link that we are getting an error (No response from the server) for an http request. If the session is established with http all works well.



Can I create a 1 VS that will redirect to https and have an irule that will allow just that specific url to pass via http?







2 Replies

  • Hi Rich,

    You can do the following

          when HTTP_REQUEST {
                 if { ![HTTP::host] eq "" } {
                     HTTP::redirect https://[HTTP::host]/[HTTP::uri]"

    I hope this helps


  • Hi Rich,

    It sounds like the application is referencing itself over HTTP when being SSL proxied by LTM. If you want to avoid the client getting an insecure content warning, you'd want to rewrite the response headers and/or payload from http:// to https://. It would help to determine where the http:// reference is (in response headers and/or content). You can use a browser plugin like HttpFox for Firefox or Fiddler.

    Depending on the application, you might be able to configure it to reference itself using https://. If not, you should be able to use an iRule to rewrite the http:// references to https://.

    Also, if you want to try Bhattman's example, you can wrap the Host check in parentheses:

    when HTTP_REQUEST {
       if { !([HTTP::host] eq "") } {
          HTTP::redirect "https://[HTTP::host]/[HTTP::uri]"