Excluding ports from automatic http to https redirection

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My domain is:

I ran this command: certbot certonly --apache

It produced this output:

My web server is (include version): apache2

The operating system my web server runs on is (include version): Ubuntu 20.04

My hosting provider, if applicable, is: N/A

I can login to a root shell on my machine (yes or no, or I don't know): yes

I'm using a control panel to manage my site (no, or provide the name and version of the control panel):

The version of my client is (e.g. output of certbot --version or certbot-auto --version if you're using Certbot): certbot 1.24.0

The issue I am having is that I need to run a legacy application that doesn't support https, however certbot keeps making it automatically forward http to https. This means I can't access the legacy application. Is there any way to remove automatic forwarding for specific ports (the application is on a non-standard port)? I need other applications to still support https.

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Hi @evidentflame and welcome to the LE community forum :slight_smile:

Yes, please show the output of:
apachectl -t -D DUMP_VHOSTS

And tell us which FQDN you are wanting to NOT forward to HTTPS.


Thanks for the welcome :slightly_smiling_face:

VirtualHost configuration:
*:4430        (/etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default-le-ssl.conf:2)
*:8080        (/etc/apache2/sites-enabled/000-default.conf:1)

I want my domain to still redirect, but I am running an application on port 8098 that I don't want redirected to https. It needs to stay as http.

Figured it out. Revoked and recreated the cert with the --no-redirect option. Changed in application settings for the other services I have to automatically link to https and block http.

Revoking was unnecessary.


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