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  Asked By: Holly    Date: Dec 02    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1067

We have applied SSL to all of our Virtual Servers and now, when using the Web Capture Web part, I am running into a problem. I’ve added it to a page and when I try to modify the URL, it will only allow me to add an “http” URL and not “https”. I get a message box telling me to “Type an address that begins with http” … any ideas on how to correct that? I don’t think that applying SSL had anything to do with this, but since adding that layer of security, the demand for the service has jumped and I’m sure this will be a common request (to access secure pages through the Web Capture Web part).



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Kalyan Pujari     Answered On: Dec 02

Unfortunately, SharePoint limits the protocol in a lot of settings.
While I haven't tried this setting specifically I don't know if the edit
can be sidestepped. However, I doubt it.

Perhaps you can create an http  page that does an immediate redirect to
the https  resource. I like the meta tag refresh set to 0 miliseconds to
make this happen.

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=https://yourUrl.com/">

Answer #2    Answered By: Isidro Berger     Answered On: Dec 02

I was afraid of that … a URL redirect for each external resource will be a little clunky, but doable. Do you know if this is something they are changing in the next version?

Answer #3    Answered By: Schuyler Le     Answered On: Dec 02

You can create one simple HTM/ASP/ASPX page  that you call with a
QueryString parameter indicating where to redirect. In fact, the
redirect could even be found in a SharePoint list.

Say you use a default Custom list template (if you use a Links list
template the HTTPS problem  will persist) to create a list called
Redirects. You don't even need any special fields. The ID column is an
auto-generated, sequential number incremented by one for each new list
item added. The ID column can easily be exposed on the list view. The
Title column can be renamed and can contain the URL where you want to be

Then, create a page in a document library in the same Web that accepts
the ID on the QueryString. The page could then redirect the request  to
the HTTPS:// URL associated with the ID in the Redirects list.

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