I have an application running on Pivotal Web Services that has 2 Front End components. I have added the Pivotal SSL Service and added a wildcard SSL certificate for my domain mysite.io and was given an "SSL Alias" that I was told to use in my registrar. My SSL Alias is : mysite.io-353e6df7.ssl.run.pivotal.io.

I have followed the instructions and put the CName value in my registrar (Namecheap), but the URL still goes to a non-ssl domain. I am trying to access my UAA instance via SSL for example. Here it is defined with the non-ssl wildcard CName entry and my CName entry for SSL.

Cname Entries

How do I get *.uaa.mysite.io to be over HTTPS?

  • HTTPS versus HTTP is a protocol change. Pointing a domain name to another cannot effect a protocol change. DNS only ties a domain name to a routable IP address. You will have to explicitly use https:// before your domain name or redirect HTTP to HTTPS.
    – closetnoc
    Mar 28, 2017 at 4:14
  • Seems that the cert is invalid when I manually go to HTTPS. The alias I have above doesn't seem to redirect to anything either. Mar 28, 2017 at 17:42
  • DNS does not redirect. It is designed to only do one thing. Tie domain names to IP addresses. You will have to create any redirect on your web server.
    – closetnoc
    Mar 28, 2017 at 18:49

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Try adding this to your .htaccess file to redirect to https

RewriteCond %{SERVER_PORT} =80
RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www\. [NC]
RewriteRule ^ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]

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