Capture Intermediate Pages on Browser Redirects

You know those sites that flashes a bunch of redirects before getting you to the page that you want? Maybe they’re doing single sign on authentication or something. Well if you ever need to figure what the intermediate pages were, here’s how to capture the redirects. Open Chrome in incognito mode so the page doesn’t remember your prior session. For the demo in the video, I’m going to a.php and it should redirect me to b,c,d,e,f,g, and ends at h.php. But as you can see, it’s so fast that you can’t even see b thru g. We can capture the intermediate redirected pages using Chrome Developer Tools. Under the Network tab, be sure to check the “Preserve Log” checkbox so that the log isn’t clear on each new page load.

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