I want to ensure that several variations of http://*.mydomain.*/* gets redirected to https://mydomain.com/*.
No problem, the following part of httpd.conf takes care of that:
Redirect permanent / https://mydomain.com/
So far so good - but I also want to make sure that any traffic to https://www.mydomain.com/* gets redirected to https://mydomain.com/* (partly to prevent certificate errors, partly to ensure Google only sees one website).
I can't add another Virtualhost container for this, Apache won't have that.
I can add a .htaccess file in the website, but that won't catch any links to subdirectories (i.e. https://www.mydomain.com/blah/ will not get caught unless I drop a .htaccess file in each and every directory, not an optimal solution).
How can I ensure traffic to https://www.mydomain.com/* gets redirected to https://mydomain.com/* ? I'm sure there must be a way to do this?