RE: HTTPS automatic redirection

From: Eric Shen [MSFT] (
Date: 11/12/03

Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 05:44:02 GMT

Hi Levi,

A very good question!

We can try to use the 403.4 error (Forbidden-SSL required) to redirect the
connection from HTTP to HTTPS. When this Web site is required to use HTTPS
and the user is using HTTP to access, IIS will return this page to the
client. If we add the redirect code into this page, the client will be
automatically redirected to the HTTPS Web site.

Please refer to the following article for more information. They are using
for OWA but applies to a general Web site as well.

268822 XWEB: OWA How to Redirect http://>/exchange Users to Use

- This article is using a static page, you can change the link to your SSL
Web site to implement what you would like to do.

279681 How to Force SSL Encryption for an Outlook Web Access 2000 Client

- This article is using a dynamic page (ASP) so you can implement more as
you would.

Please let me know if this solves this issue or if you need further
assistance. I look forward to hearing from you.


Eric Shen
Product Support Services
Microsoft Corporation

This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

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