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ISAPI Rewrite (IIS7)

Posted on 2014-01-22
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Hi,

We need to do a 301 redirect for the following URL:

www.contoso.com/en/testing123.aspx

to remove the /en/ and to go to: www.contoso.com/testing123.aspx

Basically wanted to have something in place to remove the /en/ when this URL is used within the address. Is this possible and how? To avoid writing hundred of redirects.

Thanks in advance,

introlux
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by:jaywales
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you could just use something like http://www.isapirewrite.com/ to do that for example:

[ISAPI_Rewrite]

# Translate /testing123.aspx to /en/testing123.aspx

Or you could also use the following in your web.config file for the application/site:


<system.webServer>
  <rewrite>
 <rewriteMaps configSource=”myrewritemaps.config” />  
 <rules>
   <rule name=”Redirect rule1 for Redirects”>
 <match url=”.*” />
 <conditions>
   <add input=”{Redirects:{REQUEST_URI}}” pattern=”(.+)” />
 </conditions>
 <action type=”Redirect” url=”{C:1}” appendQueryString=”false” />
   </rule>
 </rules>  
   </rewrite>
</system.webServer>

Then create a new translation config file called "myrewritemaps.config" and add the following:

<rewriteMaps>
   <rewriteMap name=”Redirects”>
 <add key=”/testing123.aspx” value=”/en/testing123.aspx” />
   </rewriteMap>
 </rewriteMaps>

That should solve it!
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by:introlux
ID: 39799880
This will only work on /en/testing123.aspx, what if another URL is used like /ene/again.aspx, then another /en/again2.aspx etc.

I would like to create a rule that removes the /en/ but sends the user to the required URL.

Hope that helps.

Regards,

introlux
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jaywales earned 500 total points
ID: 39799986
Replace my earlier code with this:

    <configuration>
        <system.webServer>
            <rewrite>
                <rules>
                 <rule name="RemoveEN" stopProcessing="true">
                   <match url="EN/(.*)" />
                   <action type="Rewrite" url="/{R:1}" appendQueryString="true" />
                 </rule>
                </rules>
            </rewrite>
        </system.webServer>
    </configuration>

This will remove the EN folder from any url request for example

/en/dosomething1.aspx becomes /dosomething1.aspx
/en/imdifferent2.aspx becomes /imdifferent2.aspx

etc etc!
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by:introlux
ID: 39811468
Using your code, I changed it to a 301:

            <rewrite>
                <rules>
                 <rule name="RemoveEN" stopProcessing="true">
                   <match url="EN/(.*)" ignoreCase="true" />
                   <action type="Redirect" url="/{R:1}" appendQueryString="true" />
                 </rule>
                </rules>
            </rewrite>

All working! Thanks!
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by:introlux
ID: 39811470
Great!!
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by:jaywales
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no problems glad to help :)
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