Achieving an A+ grading at Qualys SSL Labs (Forward Secrecy in IIS)

At FundApps we love the┬áSSL Labs tool from Qualys for checking best practice on our SSL implementations. They recently announced a bunch of changes introducing stricter security requirements for 2014, and a new A+ grade – so I was curious what it would take to achieve the new A+ grading. There are a few things required to now achieve… Read more “Achieving an A+ grading at Qualys SSL Labs (Forward Secrecy in IIS)”

Migrating old websites & Rewrite maps in IIS 7

If you’re migrating to a new website and need to map old IDs to new IDs, I’ve just discovered that the UrlRewrite plugin in IIS has a great feature I hadn’t come across before called rewriteMaps. This means instead of writing a whole bunch of indentical looking rewrite rules, you can write one – and then simply list the ID… Read more “Migrating old websites & Rewrite maps in IIS 7”

Detecting 404 errors after a new site design

We recently re-designed Developer Fusion and as part of that we needed to ensure that any external links were not broken in the process. In order to monitor this, we used the awesome LogParser tool. All you need to do is open up a command prompt, navigate to the directory with your web site’s log files in, and run a… Read more “Detecting 404 errors after a new site design”

UrlRewriting, .NET 2.0 SP1 and Search Engines

Having been caught out by this issue once again this weekend, I thought I’d better blog about it so I don’t scratch my head searching around again for a third time! If you’ve been getting some wierd “Cannot use a leading .. to exit above the top directory.” exceptions occuring on your site (you *do* log those, don’t you?), that… Read more “UrlRewriting, .NET 2.0 SP1 and Search Engines”

Permanent 301 Redirect with QueryString in IIS

If anyone’s ever tried to move domain, you’ll know its a pain. One way to make things a little easier is to provide an automatic 301 redirect from your old domain to your new one – this marks the new destination as a permanent change, and will generally be picked up by search engines. IIS provides an easy way to… Read more “Permanent 301 Redirect with QueryString in IIS”