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Removing headers from backend response

You can remove headers from any backend response. This may be necessary if your application automatically sets headers. For example, Drupal can set the following Expires and Cache-Control headers to prevent caching:

Expires: Sun, 19 Nov 1978 05:00:00 GMT
Last-Modified: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 18:52:16 +0000
Cache-Control: no-cache, must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0

To remove a header from the backend response, add a new header as follows:

  1. Log in to the Fastly web interface and click the Configure link.
  2. From the service menu, select the appropriate service.
  3. Click the Edit configuration button and then select Clone active. The service version page appears.
  4. Click the Content tab The Content page appears.

    the Content page

  5. Click the Create header button. The Create a new header window appears.

    Create a new header

  6. Fill out the Create a new header fields as follows:

    • From the Type menu, select Cache, and from the Action menu, select Delete
    • In the Destination field, type the name of the header (e.g., http.Expires).
    • From the Ignore if set menu, select No.
    • In the Priority field, type 10.
    • In the Description field, type a descriptive name for the header rule (e.g., Remove Expire Headers).
  7. Click the Create button.

  8. Click the Activate button to deploy your configuration changes.


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