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Accessing REST over HTTPS is quite a common production scenario. This would need some binding tweaks to enable transport security (highlighted in bold below). While it could be annoying for a REST purist that’s how it goes with WCF. If you are wary of modifying your configuration files for development and production among others check out this new feature available with VS 2010 which can transform web.config files during deployment.

                <binding name=”WebHttpBindingConfig”>
                    <security mode=”Transport”/>
<behavior name=”httpEnabled”>
<serviceMetadata httpGetEnabled=”true” httpsGetEnabled=”true” />
<behavior name=”EndpBehavior”>
<webHttp helpEnabled=”true”/>
<service name=”Namespace.ContractImpl” behaviorConfiguration=”httpEnabled”>
<endpoint address=”” binding=”webHttpBinding” contract=”Namespace.IContract” behaviorConfiguration=”EndpBehavior” bindingConfiguration=”WebHttpBindingConfig” />


One response to “WCF REST over HTTPS

  1. artworkbehind March 22, 2012 at 11:04 am

    I did your instruction, but I still get “Could not find a base address that matches scheme https for the endpoint with binding WebHttpBinding. Registered base address schemes are [http].
    ” error.

    Here is my webconfig

    Hope you could help me. Thanks

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