We are using the Sitecore Azure Module to deploy to CD delivery farms. We want to use an IIS Rewrite Rule to redirect all traffic on CD to SSL - however, we do not want the same rule applied on CM (which is our on-premise server from which we push our site to Azure via the Azure Module).

When using the Azure module, CM and CD share config files. Is there a way for us to drop a re-write rule into the web.config that will ONLY be applied to CD, and not to CM? Or some kind of alternative equivalent?

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Your CM and CD servers are available by different addresses.(e.g.: cms.test.com and www.test.com)

It is possible to filter redirect rule before execution using {HTTP_HOST} variable:

<rule name="Force SSL" stopProcessing="true">
  <match url="(.*)" />
  <conditions logicalGrouping="MatchAny">
    <add input="{HTTP_HOST}" pattern="yourCDaddress1" />
    <add input="{HTTP_HOST}" pattern="yourCDaddress2" />
  <action type="Redirect" redirectType="Found" url="https://{HTTP_HOST}/{R:1}" />

where yourCDaddress1, yourCDaddress2, etc. your CD addresses, e.g.: www.test.com, test.com, etc.


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