Forcing HTTP to HTTPS redirect after enabling SSL

Published on June 22nd, 2020

You can manually force HTTP to HTTPS after enabling your SSL certificate by adding the following condition at the beginning of your .htaccess file in your public directory:

RewriteCond %{HTTP:X-Forward-Proto} !=https
RewriteRule .* https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [R=301,L]

Save your file and restart your Apache server and now, your web application will redirect all your users to https:// instead of http:// URLs in the future.