IIS URL Rewrite Config for FW/1 SES

SES_Screen_ShotAfter a bit of research, I was never able to find a definitive answer as how to properly set up SES (Search Engine Safe URL’s) to work with FW/1 (Framework 1) using IIS 7.5 and IIS URL Rewrite 2.0.

SES makes turns your URL’s from this:

http://www.mysite.com/index.cfm?action=main.default&ID=0

Into this:

http://www.mysite.com/main/default/ID/0

First of all you may need to install URL Rewrite 2.0 using Microsoft Web Platform Installer. There are other options out there, but I’m using this since it’s simple and nicely integrated.

From the URL Rewrite options screen, add a new rule and select “User-friendly URL” under the “Inbound and Outbound Rules”.

The requested URL should match the pattern using regular expressions. The pattern being:

^(.*)$

Add the conditions that the type is not a file or a directory.

The action type is rewrite and the rewrite URL is:

/index.cfm/{R:1}

Be sure to check “Append query string” and “Stop processing of subsequent rules”

You can also modify your web.config in your web root.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<configuration>
    <system.webServer>
        <rewrite>
            <rules>
                <rule name="RewriteUserFriendlyURL1" stopProcessing="true">
                    <match url="^(.*)$" />
                    <conditions>
                        <add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsFile" negate="true" />
                        <add input="{REQUEST_FILENAME}" matchType="IsDirectory" negate="true" />
                    </conditions>
                    <action type="Rewrite" url="/index.cfm/{R:1}" />
                </rule>
            </rules>
        </rewrite>
    </system.webServer>
</configuration>

In addition be sure to turn on your SES settings for FW/1 as such in your Application.cfc:

variables.framework = {
	generateSES = true,
	SESOmitIndex = true
};
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