Using Windows Server IIS to redirect traffic

I have a windows application that has it own built-in web server using https:// as https://localhost:10880/api/v1/companies/ 

It has a self-generated SSL certificate that I can't change nor add a valid certificate. I have asked the developer of the application and they are just ignoring my request

I like to use IIS web server to redirect to https://localhost:10880

I have created an A Record for pointing the IP of the server where the application is installed

Is this possible and if so how would I do this?
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Dan McFaddenSystems EngineerCommented:
Unfortunately, most client computers will think that localhost is their computer and not the Server's local host.

You will need to use IIS as a reverse proxy for the localhost application.

In essenence, your clients/users will go to a URL of your choosing and IIS will collect the request, do a transfer between it and the locahost app and then forward (for lack of a better term( the content to the origin.

Reference Link:

Also, I recommend using the default port 80 and not 8080.


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Dan McFaddenSystems EngineerCommented:
Also note the link at the bottom of the article as it references typical issues with this setup.

Reference Link:

redirection to localhost is not possible
localhost stands for self
you can create host A record with whatever name you wish and access web site
you will get certificate warning as it is self signed cert, however you can install 3rd party / internal CA generated cert on IIS server and it will work
Developer would not want to help in this regards, because he is list bothered about cert, as a server admin you need to take initiative and do the cert changes on IIS level
U will get plenty of posts stating how to create new cert (internal / public) and apply to IIS
GerhardpetAuthor Commented:
I got it to work. Thanks for the help and link
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