Creating a Web Publishing Rule

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The Web publishing rule forwards requests, complete with host headers, from the proxy server to the Web server. Note that host-header forwarding may be called different things by different proxy server vendors. Contact your proxy server vendor to learn how to enable host-header forwarding with your reverse proxy.

Create a Web publishing rule

  1. Click Start , point to Programs , point to Microsoft ISA Server , and then click ISA Management .

  2. In the left pane, click the plus sign next to Servers and Arrays , click the plus sign next to your server name, and then click the plus sign next to Publishing .

  3. Right-click Web Publishing Rules , point to New , and then click Rule .

  4. In the Web publishing rule name box, type a name for the rule, such as Host-header forwarding to Windows SharePoint Services , and then click Next .

  5. In the Apply this rule to list select Specified destination set .

  6. In the Name list select the destination set name you created earlier, such as Windows SharePoint Services Internet-facing sites .

  7. Click Next .

  8. Under Apply the rule to requests from , select Any request , and then click Next .

  9. Under Response to client requests , select Redirect the request to this internal Web server (name or IP address), and then in the text box, type the internal DNS name or IP address for the server farm running Windows SharePoint Services.

  10. Select the Send the original host header to the publishing server instead of the actual one (specified above) check box.

  11. Verify that the port settings for the protocols are correct for the server farm running Windows SharePoint Services.

  12. Click Next , and then click Finish .

  13. In the left pane, click Web Publishing Rules .

  14. In the right pane, double-click the rule you just created.

  15. In the Rule Name Properties box, on the Bridging tab, verify that SSL requests (establish a new secure channel to the site) is selected under Redirect SSL requests as .

  16. If you only want to allow SSL access to your SharePoint sites, select the Require secure channel (SSL) for published site check box.

  17. Click OK to close the Properties dialog box.