Redirect Web Application from HTTP to HTTPS using Forefront UAG 2010 Step by Step


Part 1: Install and Configure Forefront UAG Step by Step

Part 2: Publish RDS using Forefront UAG 2010 Step by Step

Part 3: Publish Exchange Server 2010 Using Forefront UAG 2010 Step by Step

Part 4: Redirect Web Application from HTTP to HTTPS using Forefront UAG 2010 Step by Step

Part 5: Publish SharePoint Server 2010 Using Forefront UAG 2010 Step by Step

When you create a Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG) HTTPS portal trunk, only HTTPS requests that arrive at the Forefront UAG are handled by the trunk. This topic describes how to create a redirect trunk to automatically redirect HTTP requests made by remote endpoints to the HTTPS trunk.

Web Sites Inbound Requested Port Request Redirected To
RDS.xman.com.au 80 443
ftp.xman.com.au 80 443
webmail.xman.com.au 80 443
sharepoint.xman.com.au 80 443

Step1: Before you create a redirect trunk, note the following:

1. Make sure that you have already created the HTTPS trunk to which you want to redirect HTTP requests.

2. Make sure you define all the parameters of the HTTPS Connections trunk before you create the redirect trunk, including the definitions you make in the Forefront UAG Management console after completing the New Trunk Wizard.

If at a later stage, you change the IP address or port number of the HTTPS Connections trunk, do one of the following:

1. Update the IP address or port number manually in the relevant redirect trunk.

2. Delete the existing redirect trunk and create a new one.

3. Redirect trunks are not monitored by the Forefront UAG Web Monitor.

4. Sessions in redirect trunks are not calculated in the session count of Forefront UAG. When an HTTP session is redirected to HTTPS via a redirect trunk, it is only counted as one HTTPS session.

Step2: create a redirect trunk

1. In the Forefront UAG Management console, in the left navigation tree, right-click HTTP Connections, and then select New Trunk.

2. In the Create Trunk Wizard, select HTTP to HTTPS redirection, and then click Next.

3. All HTTPS trunks for which no redirect trunk exists are listed.

4. Select the HTTPS trunk to which you want to redirect HTTP requests, and then click Finish.

5. A new trunk with the same name as the HTTPS trunk you selected is created in the left navigation tree.

6. HTTP requests that arrive at the external Web site that is defined for this trunk are redirected to the HTTPS trunk you selected in the wizard.

About Raihan Al-Beruni

My Name is Raihan Al-Beruni. I am working as an Infrastructure Architect in Data Center Technologies in Perth, Western Australia. I have been working on Microsoft technologies for more than 15 years. Other than Microsoft technologies I also work on Citrix validated solution and VMware data center virtualization technologies. I have a Masters degree in E-Commerce. I am certified in Microsoft, VMware, ITIL and EMC. My core focus is on cloud technologies. In my blog I share my knowledge and experience to enrich information technology community as a whole. I hope my contribution through this blog will help someone who wants more information on data center technologies.
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