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From "Felix Meschberger (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (FELIX-4420) [HTTP SSLFilter] Implement sendRedirect
Date Fri, 23 May 2014 20:00:02 GMT

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Felix Meschberger commented on FELIX-4420:

[~jajans] +1

Except that I would make "Constants" a final class and rename it to SSLFilterConstants (there
are so many Constants classes and interfaces flying around that it is hard to disambiguate


> [HTTP SSLFilter] Implement sendRedirect
> ---------------------------------------
>                 Key: FELIX-4420
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/FELIX-4420
>             Project: Felix
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: HTTP Service
>    Affects Versions: http-2.2.1, http-2.2.2
>            Reporter: Felix Meschberger
>            Assignee: J.W. Janssen
>             Fix For: http-2.3.0, http-sslfilter-1.0.0
>         Attachments: FELIX-4420.patch
> The HTTP SSL Filter service implemented in FELIX-3693 supports revealing the actual protocol
used by the client side browser by inspecting a request header and exposing the proper scheme
through its ServletRequest.getScheme() implementation if the actual server is operated behind
an SSL terminating proxy (i.e. client connects with HTTPS to proxy, proxy forwards request
to server over plain HTTP)
> The HttpServletRequest.sendRedirect() method is declared to set the Location header to
the absolute redirect URL which includes the scheme. In an SSL terminating proxy situation,
the servlet container does not know about this fact and hence uses the actual server scheme
(HTTP) for the redirect instead of the scheme used by client.
> To fix this situation the SSL filter response should implement the HttpServletResponse.sendRedirect()
method to use use the client side scheme as extracted from the request instead of the actual
server request.

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