Review available match types for Edge Redirector

Available match types

Before you start setting up your Edge Redirector rules, review the match types available with this Cloudlet:

Match TypeMatches Based on...Wildcard SupportCase Sensitivity SupportMultiple Value Support
Cookiea combination of cookie name and cookie value.
Defaultany and all incoming requests.
Device Characteristicsa list of available device characteristics.
File Extensionthe file extensions to match on.
Hostnamethe hostnames to match on.
IP/CIDRan IP address or CIDR list. You can also select whether to use the client IP address from the connecting IP address, the X-Forwarded-For HTTP header value, or either option.
Protocolthe protocol to match on. HTTP or HTTPS protocol are the current options, and you can only select one protocol per match.
Proxywhether the edge platform has determined that the incoming IP address is acting as a proxy.
Query Stringthe query string values to match on. For example, name or name=value1 or name=value1 value2.
Request Headera request header value.
Request Methodthe method used for the request, like GET or POST.
URL Paththe URL paths to match on. For example: /clothing/children/shoes/shoe1.jpg
URL Regular Expressiona regular expression. For more information see the Edge Redirector regular expression example.
User Location Dataa combination of the following geographic categories: continent, country, and region/state.

Edge Redirector regular expression example

If you are using Advanced Criteria with Edge Redirector and want to set up a regular expression that appends the incoming path and query string to the domain, you might set it up like this in the Cloudlets Policy Manager:


In this case, the Regular Expression value is http://([A-z|\.]*)/(.*) and the Redirect URL (substitution pattern) value is\2. For example, if the incoming URL is, it will be redirected to However, if the incoming URL is, it will not be redirected because the protocol (HTTPS) does not match and there is a number in the hostname (example1).