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Redirect / rewrite - suggestion

I have a content hosted in azure blob storage, e.g.


Can this url be reached using redirect/rewrite rules ?
e.g. https://domain.com/photos/default.png
==> https://devsmartek.blob.core.windows.net/employeeprofile/default.png

I created redirect rule as below, seems to be not working.

from = “/photos/*”
to = “https://devsmartek.blob.core.windows.net/employeeprofile/
status = 200
force = true

Try this

from = "/photos/*"
to = "https://devsmartek.blob.core.windows.net/employeeprofile/:splat"
status = 200
force = true

Not sure you really need the force = true though.

Thanks. It did work.

what is the role of :splat here ? and will it load the resources …/folder/folder/xyx.png ?

As per Redirect Options docs

An asterisk indicates a splat that will match anything that follows it.

So you can have

  from = "/api/*"
  to = "https://api.example.com/api/v1/:splat"
  status = 200

which means anything after https://yoursite.netlify.app/api/ will get proxied to the example url.

Check out the Exploring Netlify Redirects Mission on Jamstack Explorers for an example using Cloudinary.