|Site customization: $wgForceHTTPS|
|Redirect insecure HTTP requests to HTTPS.
|Introduced in version:||1.34.3 (Gerrit change 608504; )|
|Removed in version:||still in use|
|Other settings: Alphabetical | By function|
If this setting true, when an insecure HTTP request is received, always redirect to HTTPS. This overrides and disables the preferhttps user preference, and it overrides $wgSecureLogin and the CanIPUseHTTPS hook.
If a reverse proxy or CDN is used to forward requests from HTTPS to HTTP, the request header "
X-Forwarded-Proto: https" should be sent to suppress the redirect.
In addition to setting this to
true, for optimal security, the webserver should also be configured to send HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) response headers.
$wgForceHTTPS is set to false, HTTP/HTTPS preference is tracked on a per-user basis, by a combination of the
prefershttps user preference,
forceHTTPS cookie and session metadata available via
This variable was added in MediaWiki 1.35.0 (gerrit:608504). It was backported to 1.34 as part of the MediaWiki 1.34.3 release (gerrit:612497) as well as to 1.31 as part of the MediaWiki 1.31.9 release (gerrit:615840).