Forum Discussion

Sean_McGirk_859's avatar
Icon for Nimbostratus rankNimbostratus
Aug 07, 2015

Insert x-forwarded-proto and x-forwarded-port - Is this the correct way to do it?

One of my application owners approached me with the need to insert both x-forwarded-proto and x-forwarded-port. I have this iRule ready but am looking for some feedback on the syntax. Will this insert both? Thanks!


when HTTP_REQUEST { if {([TCP::local_port] ==443) and !( [HTTP::header "X-Forwarded-Proto"] eq "https") }{


HTTP::header insert X-Forwarded-Proto "https" }elseif {([TCP::local_port] ==443) and !( [HTTP::header "X-Forwarded-Port"] eq "443") }{


HTTP::header insert X-Forwarded-Port "443" }




5 Replies

  • Hi,

    In your irule, you add only one header, X-Forwarded-Proto or X-Forwarded-Port (else if statement).

    Evaluate port 443 is not the best way to test if protocol is HTTPS. Evaluate SSL::mode instead.

    Try the following irule.

    when HTTP_REQUEST {
    if { [SSL::mode] == 1 } {
        if {!( [HTTP::header "X-Forwarded-Proto"] eq "https") }{
            HTTP::header insert X-Forwarded-Proto "https"
        if { !( [HTTP::header exists "X-Forwarded-Port"]) }{
            HTTP::header insert X-Forwarded-Port [TCP::local_port]
    • prvndeshmukh25's avatar
      Icon for Nimbostratus rankNimbostratus

      Getting an error about 

      01070151:3: Rule [/Common/x-Forwarded-Proto] error: /Common/x-Forwarded-Proto:2: error: [undefined procedure: ssl::mode][ssl::mode]

      • PSFletchTheTek's avatar
        Icon for MVP rankMVP

        Are you decrypting on the way in?
        So you have a client ssl profile set? and more importantly the f5 can see the request coming in so it can add the header? To me its trying at add the header but ssl/encryption is in the way.