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pewdiedan2
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To redirect/rewrite website root URL to Sub directory in FortiWeb 7.4.2

Hi All !

 

Im a newbie in using Fortinets products and need your expertise to assist of the followings : -

 

User wanted to access https://my-website.com/ but want it to automatically redirect to https://my-website.com/irj/portal/ as root directory is empty.

 

Tried googling and testing through the Application > URL Rewriting Policy & Rule but to no avail. Any steps or KB that I can use to resolve this ?

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AEK
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Hi @pewdiedan2 

Add a URL rewriting policy that you use in your Web Protection Profile.

This policy will contain a URL Rewriting Rule like this:

  • Action Type: Request Action
  • Request Action: Redirect (301 Permanently)
  • URL Rewriting Condition: URL: index.html
  • Replacement Location: /irj/portal/

 

So your redirect rule should look like this:

 

redirect.png

 

Another way to do is on your back-end Web server you can simply insert this code in your index.html, and no need to do anything on your FortiWeb.

<html> <head> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url='https://www.ibm.com'" /> </head> </html>

 

 

AEK
AEK
pewdiedan2
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Hi @AEK  ! Thanks for the reply!

 

I tested but its still not working. I've verified that the policy has been enforced.

 

rewrite.jpeg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Or is there any missing information on the rule i created ?

AEK

In the rewriting condition you entered "/irj/portal/" as URL. That's wrong. You should enter /index.html as explained before, which is the default page when you enter your site.

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