Review available match types for Forward Rewrite

Available match types

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

Match Type

Matches Based on...

Wildcard Support

Case Sensitivity Support

Multiple Value Support

Cookie

a combination of cookie name and cookie value.

Device Characteristics

a list of available device characteristics.

File extension

the file extensions to match on.

Hostname

the hostnames to match on.

IP address/CIDR list

an 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.

Protocol

the protocol to match on. HTTP or HTTPS protocol are the current options, and you can only select one protocol per match.

Proxy

whether the edge platform has determined that the incoming IP address is acting as a proxy.

Query string

the query string values to match on. For example, name or name=value1 or name=value1 value2 .

Request header

a request header value.

Request method

the method used for the request, like GET or POST .

URL path

the URL paths to match on. For example: /clothing/children/shoes/shoe1.jpg

URL regular expression

a regular expression. For more information see the Forward Rewrite regular expression example.

User location data

a combination of the following geographic categories: continent, country, and region/state.

Forward Rewrite regular expression example

Here's how you can set up a regex rule for forwarding both HTTP and HTTPS traffic from the same inbound URL to a different outbound URL:

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In this case, the Regular Expression value is (?:http|https)://(?:[A-z0-9|\.]*)/(.*) and the Path and Query String value, with substitution pattern, is /\1&extra_param=bar.

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For Forward Rewrite, you can only use substitution patterns on the URL path. If you want to change the protocol or host, you need to use Conditional Origins.

When this rule is activated, all requests to http://www.example.com/path1/path2/home.html?query=foo would retrieve content from http://www.neworigin.com/path1/path2/home.html?query=foo&extra_param=bar without changing the URL.

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If your regular expression includes any characters that have a special use in regular expressions (like ".", "+", or "?"), you must use a backslash ("") to escape each special character.


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