URL normalization settings
The Cloudflare dashboard provides the following settings to manage URL normalization:
Selects the type of normalization to perform:
Normalize incoming URLs
Configures the URLs of all incoming traffic to Cloudflare:
- When enabled, all incoming URLs are normalized before they pass to subsequent Cloudflare features that can receive a URL as input, such as Page Rules, Firewall Rules, Workers, and Access.
- When disabled, incoming URLs are not normalized before passing to subsequent Cloudflare features.
Normalize URLs to origin
Configures URLs sent to the origin:
- When enabled, requests sent to the origin are normalized.
- When disabled, requests sent to the origin are not modified.
You can only view and enable this option when Normalize incoming URLs is enabled.
The following table shows how URL normalization settings affect incoming URLs before they pass to other Cloudflare features and to origin:
|Incoming URL||Normalization type||Normalize incoming URLs||Normalize URLs to origin||URL passed to Cloudflare edge||URL passed to origin|