In these two posts (part1 and part2) I explore how to enable SSL on the LiveCompare server and automatically redirect http to https. A customer recently asked how they could take a URL of the form:
and redirect automatically to the livecompare web app. That is redirect to:
We can do this by writing another URL Rewrite rule.
Start IIS Manager. Expand the hierarchy and select Default Web Site.
Double-click the URL Rewrite icon to open the feature.
Click Add Rule(s)...
Select Blank rule and click OK.
Enter a Name. I used Root to LiveCompare.
Requested URL: Matches the Pattern
Using: Regular Expressions
Ignore case: Checked
Action type: Rewrite
Rewrite URL: /livecompare
Append query string: Checked
If you also have the http -> https rule, make sure it comes first in the list. You can use the Move Up/Move Down links to re-order the rules.
Since both rules are setup to return a permanent redirect status, you should test them with a new incognito window (Chrome) to avoid any browser cache effects.