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Redirect the SolarWinds website from HTTP to HTTPS

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Created by Malik Haider, last modified by Brian O'Donovan on Jan 23, 2017

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This article provides steps to redirect the SolarWinds website from HTTP to HTTPS. 


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Note: HTTP Redirection must be installed in Role Status. 



1. On the task bar, click Start > Administrative Tools > Server Manager.

2. Expand Roles, and then click Web Server (IIS).

3. Scroll to the Role Services section, and then click Add Role Services. 

4.  The Add Role Services Wizard window will display, Go to Select Role Services section, and expand Common HTTP Features. 

5. Select HTTP Redirection, and then click Next. 

6. Click Install on the Confirm Installation Selections window. 

7. Click Close on the Results window. 

8. Remove Port 80 bindings and add HTTPS 443:

a. Expand Web Server (IIS), and select Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. 

b. Right-click SolarWinds NetperfMon, and select Edit.

c. Enter 443 in the Port field.

d. Select your SSL company Certificate, and then click OK. - DO NOT USE THE SOLARWINDS-ORION CERTIFICATE

See Installing an SSL Certificate in Windows Server 2008 (IIS 7.0) for more information.


​9. Redirect from HTTP to HTTPS (If required). Use Default IIS Website. Create your own if this is not visible. To do this:

a. Right-click Sites.

b. Select Add Web Site.  

Note: You can create a new website with your preferred path and name. 





10. Once the website has been added, right-click Default Website, and  select click HTTP Redirect.




Note: You have an option to select your destination in the Redirect request to this destination.





Every request to access Port HTTP 80 should now be  redirected to Port 443 HTTP..



Last modified
05:28, 23 Jan 2017