Accessing Subsonic through IIS 8.5 URL Rewrite (with https)

Tutorials, tips and tricks.

Moderator: moderators

Accessing Subsonic through IIS 8.5 URL Rewrite (with https)

Postby eptesicus » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:36 pm

I read much of csobsidian's "Setup Subsonic on IIS 7 (Windows Home Server 2011) - ARR 2.5" tutorial, but was unsuccessful in setting it up his way. I instead decided to leave subsonic set up the way I had, and try my hand at URL Rewriting in IIS 8.5. I have an A record created to point to my server's IP address for my domain name, and also have an SSL certificate installed. Note that I also am tinkering with ownCloud and want to add other services and roles to my server, so it is not strictly a server for subsonic.

With the SSL certificate, I setup an HTTP to HTTPS redirect in my web.config file, located in the wwwroot folder of my server.
Code: Select all
<rule name="HTTP Redirect to HTTPS" enabled="true" stopProcessing="true">
     <match url="(.*)" ignoreCase="true" />
          <add input="{HTTPS}" pattern="off" />
     <action type="Redirect" url="https://{HTTP_HOST}/{R:1}" appendQueryString="true" redirectType="Permanent" />

Modules installed:
Application Request Routing
URL Rewrite

I used the following resources for my setup:

Subsonic Settings:
Subsonic 5.0 is installed and is running on port 4040. The context path is also set to "/music".

Application Request Routing Settings:
In the ARR module, I selected "Enable proxy" and hit "Apply".

URL Rewrite:
Under the HTTP/HTTPS redirect rule in web.config, I added the following rule for "localhost/music/" to rewrite to "localhost:4040/music/".
Code: Select all
     <rule name="Subsonic 4040 Proxy Redirect" enabled="true" stopProcessing="true">
          <match url="^music/(.*)" ignoreCase="true" />
          <action type="Rewrite" url="http://localhost:4040/music/{R:1}" />

Success! I can access "" which then redirects to "" and it loads subsonic as if I were accessing it as "".

The only issue that I have is a small one, but is a nuisance. I cannot figure out how to access "" without having to include the last "/". I tried removing the slashes from the match and rewrite in my rule, but it only breaks it. Any ideas?

Posts: 6
Joined: Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:15 pm

Re: Accessing Subsonic through IIS 8.5 URL Rewrite (with htt

Postby csobsidian » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:05 pm

Were you able to fix your issue with the trailing "/"?

Posts: 22
Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:07 am

Re: Accessing Subsonic through IIS 8.5 URL Rewrite (with htt

Postby thefad3done » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:22 pm

I know this is an old topic now, but in case anyone was wondering:

I got around this issue by creating a Virtual Directory of "music" and setting up the rewrite rule on that virtual directory instead of the root.
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:03 am

Return to Tutorials

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest