During our Office365 migration, we had a need to setup a temporary website redirect for OWA from our old TMG box to our new 2016 Exchange Hybrid box.
This doesn’t get much easier in Azure simply, create a webapp and configure the website.config file with the redirect as below – simple right?
First of all make the necessary changes to Public DNS entries – for this example I created a subdomain a record: webmail.jagdomain.com
I also have a wildcard cert for the *.jagdomain.com, which will also need to be uploaded to Azure.
Now in Azure goto:
Azure > App Services > +Add
Create the name of the webapp – In this example I named it ‘owa-redirect’
Once created configure the custom domains and also upload the wild card certificate:
Now we are ready to obtain the web.config file and edit it with the redirect code. If you click on ‘Overview’ in the webapp you will have the option to download the publish file – click on ‘Get publish profile’. Once this has been downloaded open it with a text editor like Notepad++.
Note the ‘userName’ and ‘userPWD’ – this is required to connect via ftp – the ftp address can be found under the overview section:
Connect via FTP by using your favour FTP client, I’m still a fan of FileZilla.
Browse to site\wwwroot and download web.config
Edit the redirect in web.config file and upload/replace file using the redirect code below:
<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”utf-8″?> <configuration> <system.webServer> <httpRedirect enabled=”true” destination=”https://webmail3.jagdomain.com/owa/” httpResponseStatus=”Permanent”/> </system.webServer> </configuration>