Using IIS on a public facing website to present an internal web application [Answered]RSS

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Last post Jul 06, 2016 02:31 PM by gregbooth2

  • Using IIS on a public facing website to present an internal web application

    Jul 05, 2016 10:12 AM|gregbooth2|LINK

    We have a new web based system that uses an Apache web server that talks to other servers and databases. The apache box was due to go in our DMZ and be public facing but due to security concerns (cannot go into the details) about the application architecture we are going to

    a) put an addtitional server running IIS in our dmz.

    b) This IIS server will redirect (https) traffic  though the firewall to the apache box.

    i.e. the original application is available at https://apache.landomain.local/appname

    The public will go to https://subdomain.mycompany.com - which maps to the server running IIS - this needs to pass traffic back and forth to  https://apache.landomain.local/appname . ie from the publics point of view they are just seeing the web application on the apache server.

    Should we be using AAR for this ?

    Would anyone be so kind to point me to the best documentation re how to configure IIS/AAR.

    The IIS server will be running Windows 2012 R2.

    Many thanks.

    G

  • Re: Using IIS on a public facing website to present an internal web application

    Jul 05, 2016 11:45 PM|terridonahue|LINK

    Hi Greg,

    This blog post should provide all the information you need to configure IIS as a reverse proxy.

    Terri Donahue
    Microsoft MVP ASPNET/IIS

    Please 'Mark as Answer' if this post helps you.
  • Re: Using IIS on a public facing website to present an internal web application

    Jul 06, 2016 02:16 AM|Jean Sun|LINK

    Hi,

    To achieve this, you need to configure your IIS server as reverse proxy.

    To configure IIS Server as reverse proxy, you need to use IIS URL Rewrite Module and ARR.

    You can take the following link as reference:

    http://www.iis.net/learn/extensions/url-rewrite-module/reverse-proxy-with-url-rewrite-v2-and-application-request-routing

    Best Regards,

    Jean

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  • Re: Using IIS on a public facing website to present an internal web application

    Jul 06, 2016 02:31 PM|gregbooth2|LINK

    Thanks!