troubleshooting Question

IIS rewrite URL from .htaccess: match all files and folders starting with . and deny access

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Microsoft IIS Web Server* URL Rewrite Rules
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On  IIS and trying to translate into it the following Apache rule:

# prevent httpd from serving dotfiles (.htaccess, .svn, .git, etc.) 
# - except let's encrypt challenge
RedirectMatch 403 ^/?\.(?!/well-known/acme-challenge/[\w-]{43}$)

RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI}::$1 ^(/.+)/(.*)::\2$
RewriteRule ^(.*) - [E=BASE:%1]

The idea of the rule is prevent IIS from serving:

    Any file than starts with “.”, or

    Any folder that starts with “.” but the folder “./well-known/acme-challenge”

Thanks in advance ;)
Dan McFadden
Technical Lead - Active Directory

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