Posts Tagged ‘https’


Posted on January 27th, 2008

Redirect Only Specific Files from HTTP to HTTPS

I had a hard time finding a solution to redirect only certain files from HTTP to the secure HTTPS. I found all kinds of ways to redirect the entire site to HTTPS but none for specific pages only. After a few hours tinkering I found a solution using the following code in a .htaccess file:

Options +FollowSymlinks
RewriteEngine on
rewritecond %{http_host} ^example.com [nc]
rewriterule ^(.*)$ http://www.example.com/$1 [r=301,nc]

rewritecond %{SERVER_PORT} !^443$
rewriterule ^filename.php(.*)$ https://www.example.com/filename.php$1 [r=301]

The first part of the code redirects example.com to www.example.com as noted in an earlier post, “301” Redirects for SEO. The second part then redirects a specific file (filename.php) from http to https. Thus the individual file “filename.php” can only be accesses using a SSL connection.