https://external_ip points towards our firewall web page rather than exchange OWA


We have had OWA set up and working for a while now, with our firewall mapping the external ip across to the exchange server.

I had to add an SSL cert as a few of our staff members are going to be using mobile devices.

The cert set up went fine, but now when I type https://our_external_ip_or_domain_name it points us to the Firewall config page.

I tried setting up a rule to pass all SSL traffic to the exchange server but this didn't seem to help.

Our Firewall is a Fortigae 60.

many thanks.
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have you changed the configuration port for the firewall AND setup forwarding for your 443? you will need to do both
Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
How have you forwarded the tcp port 443 traffic? Are you tunnelling the traffic?
LetterpartAuthor Commented:

I had forgotten to disable the https access on the firewall!

But now, when I try it checks the cert, asks if I want to accept which I do and say yes, then it redirects to

and errors with:

The page must be viewed over a secure channel
The page you are trying to view requires the use of "https" in the address.

Please try the following:

    * Try again by typing https:// at the beginning of the address you are attempting to reach.

Is this a setting in Exchange IIS?

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LetterpartAuthor Commented:

me stoopid.

Ages ago I changed the default.htm in C:\Inetpub\wwwroot to show a customised page and then redirect to the owa. The link in this pointed to http.

thank you for all your help.
is the fw redirecting to port 80 ?
is the IIS listening on the 443? hmmm
LetterpartAuthor Commented:

the redirect points to http://ip_address. I just changed that to https and it worked fine.

Have split points between the two of you.


Ya I posted that before your email came in, hence didn't see your reply until after i posted hehe, glad you got it working!
Keith AlabasterEnterprise ArchitectCommented:
Thanks :)
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