Example 9: Home Page Redirection

New Company, Inc. recently acquired a smaller competitor, Purchased Company, and wants to redirect the home page for Purchased Company to a new page on its own Web site, as shown here.

To redirect requests to the Purchased Company home page, you would create rewrite actions with the values in the following table.

Action Name Type of Rewrite Action Expression to choose target reference String expression for replacement text
Action-Rewrite-Replace_URLr REPLACE HTTP.REQ.URL.PATH_AND_QUERY “/products/page.htm”
Action-Rewrite-Replace_Host REPLACE HTTP.REQ.HOSTNAME “”
add rewrite action action-Rewrite-Replace_URLr REPLACE HTTP.REQ.URL.PATH_AND_QUERY “/products/page.htm”

add rewrite action action-Rewrite-Replace_Host REPLACE HTTP.REQ.HOSTNAME “”

You would then create rewrite policies with the values in the following table.

Policy Name Action Name Undefined Action Expression
Policy-Rewrite-Replace-None Action-Rewrite-Replace-None NOREWRITE !HTTP.REQ.HOSTNAME.SERVER.EQ(“”)
Policy-Rewrite-Replace-Host Action-Rewrite-Replace_Host NOREWRITE HTTP.REQ.HOSTNAME.SERVER.EQ(“”)
add rewrite policy Policy-Rewrite-Replace-None !HTTP.REQ.HOSTNAME.SERVER.EQ(“”) Action-Rewrite-Replace-None NOREWRITE

add rewrite policy Policy-Rewrite-Replace-Host HTTP.REQ.HOSTNAME.SERVER.EQ(“”) Action-Rewrite-Replace_Host NOREWRITE

Finally, you would bind the rewrite policies globally, assigning the first a priority of 100 and the second a priority of 200.

bind rewrite global Policy-Rewrite-Replace-None 100

bind rewrite global Policy-Rewrite-Replace-Host 200

Requests to the acquired company’s old Web site are now redirected to the correct page on the New Company home page.

Example 9: Home Page Redirection