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Force HTTPS redirection with Apache

TIP: To quickly get started with HTTPS and SSL, follow these instructions to auto-configure a Let’s Encrypt SSL certificate. You can also use our interactive training scenario to learn how to enable HTTPS support in Apache with Let’s Encrypt or a custom SSL certificate.

Follow these steps:

  • Add the following lines to the top of the Apache configuration file at /opt/bitnami/apps/alfresco/conf/httpd-prefix.conf:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^localhost
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^127.0.0.1
    RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
    RewriteRule ^/(.*) https://%{SERVER_NAME}/$1 [R,L]
    

    To redirect all HTTP requests to a particular domain, specify the domain name as a static value in the rewrite rule instead of using the SERVER_NAME variable. Here’s an example of redirecting all HTTP requests to https://example.com:

    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^localhost
    RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^127.0.0.1
    RewriteCond %{HTTPS} !=on
    RewriteRule ^/(.*) https://example.com/$1 [R,L]
    
  • After modifying the Apache configuration files, open port 443 in the server firewall. Refer to the FAQ for more information.

  • Restart Apache to apply the changes.