SharePoint http to https redirect

?For a customer I was building a SharePoint farm on Windows Azure. The SharePoint environment should be available only thru HTTPS. But for the user this was hard because they never type https in front of the URL so we had to redirect the http calls to https.

After looking around on the internet I have found a very easy solution with SharePoint AAM.

The only thing you have to do is create in the same zone an extra internal url that is pointing to the http address and add an extra binding in IIS for the front-end machine.

In SharePoint it will look like this: https-http-AAM.png

In IIS it will look like this: https-http-IIS.png