Umbraco with https on Azure and scheduled published tasks

When forcing a site to run on HTTPS, the following rule is set in the web.config to force a site to 301 redirect to HTTPS when a HTTP link is found

  <rule name="Redirect to https" stopProcessing="true">
 <match url="(.*)" />
 <conditions>
 <add input="{HTTPS}" pattern="off" ignoreCase="true" />
 </conditions>
 <action type="Redirect" url="https://{HTTP_HOST}{REQUEST_URI}" redirectType="Permanent" appendQueryString="true" />
 </rule>

Whilst initial test will force the site to redirect to HTTPS, not all requests made from umbraco will execute using just this. We also need to ensure that the following key is also set

<add key="umbracoUseSSL" value="true" />

You must also make sure that set the location of the Umbraco endpoint in the umbracoSettings.Config

  <web.routing
 trySkipIisCustomErrors="false"
 internalRedirectPreservesTemplate="false" disableAlternativeTemplates="false" disableFindContentByIdPath="false"
 umbracoApplicationUrl="https://mysite.localhost/umbraco">
 </web.routing>

This will ensure that all requests made from umbraco to /umbraco/RestServices/ScheduledPublish/Index will be sent via HTTPS in the first instance.

When this is not set, a HTTP request is made which will result in the error

A public action method ‘Index’ was not found on controller ‘Umbraco.Web.WebServices.ScheduledPublishController’.

The error indicates that a request has been made via HTTP and redirected to HTTPS which has been rejected.

Once the App Setting has been set, the error will resolve.