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I've configured IIS 7 to require SSL. I'm wondering if I can automatically redirect non-ssl requests to be encrypted.

For example, if a user types in, can IIS redirect the request to rather than display the 403 error page?

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There are a few ways you can do this but if you have the URL Rewrite Module installed, it's fairly easy and a good way to do it.

You can paste the below configuration into your site's web.config file (enclosed in the <system.webServer></system.webServer> section)

   <rule name="https redirect">      
      <match url="(.*)" ignoreCase="false" />     
            <add input="{HTTPS}" pattern="off" ignoreCase="false" />      
      <action type="Redirect" redirectType="Found" url="https://{HTTP_HOST}{REQUEST_URI}" />    

OR you can use the IIS's UI to make a new rule like in the below screenshot.

Screenshot of IIS rewrite rule for redirecting http traffic to https.

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You could also use UrlRewriter.NET. The rules to use with that, look like this:

    <if header="HTTPS" match="^OFF$">
        <redirect url="(.*)" to="$1"/>
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First, you need to disable 'Require SSL' in SSL Settings. Then you can follow skottt's solution.

BTW, I followed RuslanY Blog's blog

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Thanks, this worked for me! – riaandelange Jul 29 '13 at 19:50

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