Saturday, September 6, 2014

URL Redirection on Oracle HTTP Server

An application is supposed to be decommissioned now and a new Application needs to replace it. The new application has a new/different URL. However the business would want the old applications users to face less issues. The business people would like the old application users to be redirected to new Application URL on hitting the old Application URL automatically!


How can this be done? Well this involves a small change in the OHS level. Read below to know :

Old Application URL:
https://learning.oraclefusionfacts.com/welcome/name.jspx

Redirected to New Application URL:
https://focusonfusion.oraclefusionfacts.com/app/name.jspx

On the OHS server where we have the configuration for our old application the HTTP server Virtual Server entry look like this: You will find the below entry in the HTTPD.CONF file!

# Start Virtual Server Settings

NameVirtualHost *:7777

    ServerName https://learning.oraclefusionfacts.com:443
    ServerAdmin siddharth.mishra@oraclefusionfacts.in
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteOptions inherit

 
    SetHandler weblogic-handler
    WebLogicCluster app.oraclefusionfacts.in:8001
 



# End Virtual Server Settings

In order to REDIRECT the request coming to the Old URL to our new URL make the following changes to the Virtual Host entry on the HTTPD.CONF file as shown below:

# Start Virtual Server Settings

NameVirtualHost *:7777

    ServerName https://learning.oraclefusionfacts.com:443
    Redirect 301 /welcome https://focusonfusion.oraclefusionfacts.com/app/name.jspx
    ServerAdmin siddharth.mishra@oraclefusionfacts.in
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteOptions inherit

 
    SetHandler weblogic-handler
    WebLogicCluster app.oraclefusionfacts.in:8001
 



# End Virtual Server Settings

After making this change make sure you restart the OHS server using opmnctl HTTP utility!

Now open a new browser session. Make sure you clear the cache for the browser session. in case you do not do it the old URL will not redirect to the new URL! Once done now key in the old URL and Hit Enter. The old URL must automatically change to the new URL !

So go ahead and make your Boss proud !!! Do not forget to mention in comments if this helped you :)

2 comments:

  1. Hi Sir,

    My Application Webserver is Oracle Iplanet 7.0. I am trying to implement URL redirection for my application, with the below URLS when used in browser

    Redirection from https://testsite.com

    to

    https://abc.testsite.com

    I have used the following code in the obj.conf file

    https://testsite.com" > NameTrans fn="redirect" url="https://abc.testsite.com" The above redirection rule is working only on Internet Explorer. What changes should I apply in obj.conf file such that the redirection supports for all the browsers

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