I have a website located on a custom port number in the server. Currently, it is serving the users using HTTP.

I was wondering if it is possible to redirect from HTTP to HTTPS while still reusing the same port number in IIS. E.g http://www.example.com:8000 becomes https://www.example.com:8000

Some of the information I have seen is that I need to use a second binding. E.g. Bind port 80 for HTTP and 443 for HTTPS and then do a redirect for port 80.


I don't know what version of IIS you are using but if it is IIS7/7.5 then IIS URL REwrite will do just fine.

Here is a rule to copy into your root web.config



<rule name="HTTP to HTTPS redirect" stopProcessing="true">
  <match url="(.*)" />
      <add input="{HTTPS}" pattern="off" ignoreCase="true" />
 <add input="{SERVER_PORT}" pattern="^1000$" /> 
  <action type="Redirect" redirectType="Found" url="https://{HTTP_HOST}:1443/{R:1}" />
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    But the question was: ”will IIS actually support running both http and https on the same port 8000 – HBruijn Sep 27 '18 at 6:19
  • The thing is, I am planning to drop the HTTP bindings so only HTTPS bindings are around. – amsga Sep 27 '18 at 6:20
  • @amsga If you want the redirect to work, you have to still have the HTTP binding otherwise the server won't respond to a HTTP www.example com request. And no, you cannot have both HTTP and HTTPS on the same port. – duct_tape_coder Sep 27 '18 at 19:59

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