In the global config section for Apache 2.2.15, I have the following (per recommendation)

<IfModule mod_headers.c>
Header add Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=15768000;includeSubDomains" env=HTTPS

I would like to add this header only when the request is NOT for a specific host (dev.host.com). Which directive do I use to make header add occur only when not for a specific host?

PS: The second part of this question has been moved.

  1. If you only include the IfModule directive in a VirtualHost Directive for x.x.x.x:443, then it will only apply to that VirtualHost, and there only apply to the https protocol.

  2. You could try the directive

    <If "%{HTTP_HOST} = 'www.dev.domain.com'">
        <IfModule mod_headers.c>
            Header unset Strict-Transport-Security
            Header always set Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=0;includeSubDomains"
  • I could also only set the header for all hosts minus the one I don't want to set it for. I will check into this and report back. – Gaia Oct 3 '14 at 20:05
  • I dont think it's possible to use <If "%{HTTP_HOST} = 'www.dev.domain.com'"> in httpd.conf – Gaia Oct 6 '14 at 19:44
  • It is valid... only in apache 2.4 – alxgomz Oct 11 '14 at 8:13
  • Thanks, but the OP states it is Apache 2.2 – Gaia Oct 13 '14 at 15:18

In Apache 2.2 you can probably play with something like bellow.

  • Set an env to identify general case and exclude specific case:

    SetEnvIf HTTPS do_work_on_headers    
    SetEnvIf Host "^www.myexcludedhostname.tld$" !do_work_on_headers
  • then conditionnally set headers:

    <IfModule mod_headers.c>
        Header add Strict-Transport-Security "max-age=15768000;includeSubDomains" env=do_work_on_headers
  • This one should work for apache 2.2 – alxgomz Oct 13 '14 at 17:00

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