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From "Kalnichevski, Oleg" <oleg.kalnichev...@bearingpoint.com>
Subject RE: Problem maintaining sessions through HTTPS
Date Thu, 23 Oct 2003 16:18:17 GMT
> We've been examining the headers, but the server doesn't seem to send any
> cookies (in http it does, but not in https). I was assuming this was
> supposed to be done through some under-water process (I'm not very familiar
> with https), but the HttpState object does not contain any cookies in its
> cookie collection after the first request (in http it does). Is this normal?

Some application servers (IBM Websphere 4.0.x for instance) can use SSL session ID instead
of a session cookie to lookup HTTP session data on the server side. This certainly makes things
more secure, as many exploits based on stealing or faking  the session cookie are rendered


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