2MB HTTP to HTTPS redirect Docker microservice

I have released an ultra small 2MB HTTP to HTTPS / httpsredirect microservice which is available on Docker Hub at https://hub.docker.com/r/q4uw/httpredirector/.

The Docker image has several advantages to the existing httpsredirect images on Docker hub.

  • It is ultra small at 2MB
  • It allows both HTTPS and WWW canonical name redirection
  • It allows hostname redirect restriction preventing 3rd parties from using you as a redirect service.

The existing redirection images on Dockerhub allow anyone to use your server as a redirection service. This is true of geldim/https-redirect which has 500K+ pulls and camptocamp/https-redirect which has 10k+ pulls.

Basic usage

docker run --rm -ti \
  -p 80:8080 \

Verify it is working:

curl -I localhost
HTTP/1.1 307 Temporary Redirect
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2016 07:19:01 GMT
Server: Warp/3.2.9
Location: https://www.localhost/

Full instructions and source code

Full instructions are available on the Docker hub page https://hub.docker.com/r/q4uw/httpredirector/.

The Github repository and source code is at https://github.com/ajevans85/httpredirector.

Note for Google Cloud

If you plan to use this image on Google Cloud please see https://stackoverflow.com/questions/41181496/google-cloud-mixed-http-https-application-load-balancing/ for configuring a cloud load balancer to use the redirection service which I originally developed this image for.