Force HTTPS SSL Access for a URL with Apache

The situation is: you have an web application or URL that you would like to force your users (or yourself) to use the secure https protocol rather than the unencrypted http protocol. This is easy to do with Apache and .htaccess.

Create or add to the .htaccess file in the root of the web directory you would like to force redirect for. Add the following lines:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
RewriteRule (.*) https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI}

This says that if https is off, reload the page at the same location using HTTPS instead.

Dave Drager

Dave Drager

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