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Add an https site binding


Skip this if Certify SSL Manager win-acme was used to obtain the certificate as it will already be done.


  1. Install the URL Rewrite Module for IIS: (scroll to bottom for installers by language and architecture)

  2. Require SSL must not be checked for either Default Web Site or for any application (ex: AdamsAdmin, AdamsWeb, AdamsBridge, etc) under that.  You can check the SSL Settings for each to see that it isn’t.

  3. IIS Manager must be closed

  4. Add a web.config file to the web server's root directory (ex: c:\inetpub\wwwroot) with the below content or the configuration section only if the web.config already exists.  The web server's root directory is typically c:\inetpub\wwwroot even if you have installed Adams web applications on another drive such as e:\inetpub\wwwroot.


    Code Block
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
                    <rule name="HTTP to HTTPS redirect" stopProcessing="true">
                        <match url="(.*)" />
                            <add input="{HTTPS}" pattern="off" ignoreCase="true" />
                        <action type="Redirect" url="https://{HTTP_HOST}/{R:1}"
                            redirectType="Permanent" />
                    <rule name="Add Strict-Transport-Security when HTTPS" enabled="true">
                        <match serverVariable="RESPONSE_Strict_Transport_Security"
                            pattern=".*" />
                            <add input="{HTTPS}" pattern="on" ignoreCase="true" />
                        <action type="Rewrite" value="max-age=31536000" />

  5. Open IIS Manager

  6. Open Default Web Site → URL Rewite

  7. Select the "HTTP to HTTPS redirect" rule and verify it is enabled. If not click Enable Rule 


Try to access the website using HTTP. It should succeed and there should be a lock icon because the request was re-directed to HTTPS.

Require SSL/TLS (deny HTTP)

Require SSL/TLS/HTTPS for all apps.