remove port number from web application during redirect

Posted on 2013-12-20
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Last Modified: 2013-12-21

I need to redirect my wepage of an application from http to https without providing the port number in apache.

Currently i have done like below
<VirtualHost *:80>
      Redirect /hello.html https://xxx.xx.xx.xxx:448/contact_us.html

but i need something like

<VirtualHost *:80>
      Redirect /hello.html https://xxx.xx.xx.xxx/contact_us.html

SSL Configuration

<VirtualHost xxx.xx.xx.xxx:448>
        SSLEngine on
        SSLCertificateFile /etc/apache2/ssl/apache.crt
        SSLCertificateKeyFile /etc/apache2/ssl/apache.key
        DocumentRoot /var/www/html

What i need is that the server should not take the port in https url, as my site is running at root

Question by:Rocking
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Accepted Solution

Dave Baldwin earned 2000 total points
ID: 39732503
You need to change the port 448 to port 443.  443 is the 'normal' HTTPS port and will be used if you do Not select a port number.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTTP_Secure

<VirtualHost xxx.xx.xx.xxx:443>

Author Comment

ID: 39733223
is there any other way or mapping which can be done to set the port 448 as default port so that the port is not displayed
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Expert Comment

by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 39733231
No.  You would have to rewrite all the browsers and web servers in the world to change that.  Why is port 448 important?

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