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Redirect rewrite back to same address


I can not modify code on this problem must do  it in IIS. It is a Microsoft .net frameworks 4.0 website iis6

I have a website that I want a user to get into only from a specific refereed address

Let's ay it is http://www.contoso.com   

there is a page http://www.contoso.com/profile.aspx    I do not want the user going right to http://www.contoso.com/profile.aspx     but want them to go to http://www.contoso.com/default.aspx  .   in default.aspx it will set a security session variable then redirect back to http://www.contoso.com/profile.aspx

How can I do this strictly with IIS?  I can  not change the applications code.
Charles Baldo
Charles Baldo
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Ryan ChongCommented:
in your existing codes, is that profile.aspx  will be redirected to default.aspx if there is not session variable being stored?
Dan McFaddenSystems EngineerCommented:
This is not something that IIS can do.  In general, the AppPool that hosts the site/app, has no knowledge of any sessions that exist or not.  The AppPool do not have any configurable interface to talk to the application code to pull a session and check if it valid or not.

The only way I can think of this working is to use the "HTTP_Referer" field in the inbound HTTP request.  This is easily accomplished with the URL Rewrite feature that is available for IIS7+.

Here is an IIS.NET forum dicussion on the same issue.

Link:  https://forums.iis.net/t/1189057.aspx

But you have a technology challenge, namely IIS6.  There are builtin URL Rewrite options for IIS6.  You need to use either a 3rd party commercial ISAPI filter like something from Helicon (Apache compatible URL rewriting for IIS :  http://www.isapirewrite.com/) or an open source product like Ionics Isapi Rewrite Filter (http://iirf.codeplex.com/).

Charles BaldoSoftware DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thank you

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