Hi there I am attempted to do a proper IIS rewrite utilizing the IIS manager credentials my hosting provider has given me. I have no experience with this and the articles I have read online so far have not been too helpful.
Here is the scenario: I have an ASP.net MVC 5 website (
reallylongmaindomain.com, for ease of reading) that physically has the files uploaded to it. It is secured with an SSL certificate. The literature we are handing out has a shorter domain (not a URL-shortened domain) that we will call
shortdomain.com, which does not have any files. However, if you navigate to
shortdomain.com, you get an SSL domain name mismatch error (ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID to be precise). This is what I need to avoid.
In comes the IIS manager. I have successfully logged in to the system and added a URL Rewrite. This is the rule I have:
(http(s)?://)?(www.)?shortdomain.com. This handles any
www that the user may put in the address bar. The action properties are set to "Redirect" (Permanent 301) and the Redirect URL is set to
https://reallylongmaindomain.com, but I am still getting the SSL certificate error and the URL in the window is still
I am sure I am just missing a simple thing or two.
Do I also need to add the rule into my Web.Config file? I was under the impression the IIS manager rules superseded the Web.Config rules. EDIT: The rule was added to my web.config, here it is:
<rewrite> <rules> <rule name="site redirect" stopProcessing="true"> <match url="(http(s)?://)?(www.)?shortdomain.com" /> <action type="Redirect" url="https://reallylongmaindomain.com" /> </rule> </rules> </rewrite>