An HTTP response rewrite is applied to the HTTP response going out from the servers to the client.


Verify that a Layer 7 HTTP virtual server is available. See Add Layer 7 HTTP Virtual Servers.

Load Balancer rules support REGEX for match types. PCRE style REGEX patters is supported with a few limitations on advanced use cases. When REGEX is used in match conditions, named capturing groups are supported. See Regular Expressions in Load Balancer Rules.


  1. Open the Layer 7 HTTP virtual server.
  2. Click Response Rewrite > Add Rule to configure the load balancer rules for the HTTP Response Rewrite.
    All match values accept regular expressions.
    Supported Match Condition Description
    HTTP Response Header This condition is used to match HTTP response messages from backend servers by HTTP header fields.

    http_response.header_name - header name to match

    http_response.header_value - value to match
    HTTP Response Method Match an HTTP response method.

    http_response.method - value to match

    HTTP Response URI Match an HTTP response URI.

    http_response.uri - value to match

    HTTP Response URI Arguments Match an HTTP response URI arguments.

    http_response.uri_args - value to match

    HTTP Response Version Match an HTTP response version.

    http_response.version - value to match

    HTTP Response Cookie Match any HTTP response cookie.

    http_response.cookie_value - value to match

    Client SSL Match client SSL profile ID.

    ssl_profile_id - value to match

    TCP Header Port Match a TCP source or the destination port.

    tcp_header.source_port - source port to match

    tcp_header.destination_port - destination port to match

    IP Header Source Matches IP header fields in of HTTP messages. The source type must be either a single IP address, or a range of IP addresses, or a group. See Add a Group.

    The source IP address of HTTP messages should match IP addresses which are configured in groups. Both IPv4 and IPv6 addresses are supported.

    ip_header.source_address - source address to match

    ip_header.destination_address - destination address to match
    Variable Create a variable and assign a value to the variable.
    Case Sensitive Set a case-sensitive flag for HTTP header value comparison.
  3. Select an action:
    Action Description
    HTTP Response Header Rewrite This action is used to rewrite header fields of HTTP response messages to specified new values.

    http_response.header_name - header name

    http_response.header_value - value to write

    HTTP Response Header Delete This action is used to delete header fields of HTTP response messages.

    http_request.header_delete - header name

    http_request.header_delete - value to write

    Variable Persistence Learn Select a generic persistence profile and enter a variable name.

    You can also enable Hash Variable. If the variable value is long, hashing the variable ensures that it will be correctly stored in the persistence table. If Hash Variable is not enabled, only the fixed prefix part of the variable value is stored in the persistence table if the variable value is long. As a result, two different requests with long variable values might be dispatched to the same backend server (because their variable values have the same prefix part) when they should be dispatched to different backend servers.

  4. Click Save and Apply.