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Reply to topic   Topic: Location vs LocationMatch

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PostPosted: Mon 19 Nov '12 18:15    Post subject: Location vs LocationMatch Reply with quote

I am trying to get a bit smarter about how I protect web transfers and recently discovered that my re-write rules were not case sensitive. So rather than use Location I found that LocationMatch could do the trick. BTW, I'm using Apache 2.4.3.

I've found the following to work where if any case version of mysecrectsslfolder is typed in I force the user to https.

   #//entire folder
   <LocationMatch "(?i)/mySecretSSLfolder">
      RewriteEngine on
      Options FollowSymLinks ExecCGI
      RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
      RewriteRule /mySSLfolder(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}/mySecretSSLfolder$1 [R]

But now I'm trying to change a wordpress path to do the same, but cannot get the rules to work.

Here is the older version that is not case sensitive. Note that it only works for the specific page.

   #//specific webpage
   <Location /wordpress/wp-login.php>
   RewriteEngine on
   RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
   RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}/wordpress/wp-login.php [R]

Here is my new, non-working, non-case sensitve method. Note that I'm trying to catch anything with the wp-login.php in path.

#   #//specific webpage
   <LocationMatch "(?i)/wordpress/wp-login.php">
      RewriteEngine on
      Options FollowSymLinks
      RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
      RewriteRule /wordpress/wp-login.php(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}/wordpress/wp-login.php$1 [R]

Any ideas why this isn't working or suggestions on how to debug what is going wrong?

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