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Setting IIS to work as a reverse proxy

Step 1

The first step is to make sure the following packages have been installed on the IIS server:

•  Application Request Routing
•  URL Rewrite

Step 2

Select the web site required from the sites list in IIS. This will display a list of options in the right hand window.

Double click the URL Write option as shown in the image to the right.

Step 3

Click the Add Rule link in the right hand side menu.


Step 4

In the following window select the Reverse Proxy option and click the Ok button.

Step 5

Before entering a server name of IP address make sure you check the Outbound Rules check box.

Step 6

Enter the server name or IP address where the HTTP requests will be forwarded, in this examples it's

You will see that the from field in the outbound rules section will mimic the server name/IP that has just been entered.

All that is left to do is fill out the To section in outbound rules. This is simple as the drop down list provided will contain the original server name/IP. Simply select it and click the Ok button to save the changes.

Step 7

Process complete.

There should now be an inbound and outbound URL rewrite rule showing in the URL rewrite window, as shown on the right.

With these rules in place the web site of choice should now works as a reverse proxy.


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