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From Ingo Bruell <>
Subject Re: forcing SSL
Date Thu, 23 May 2002 19:02:35 GMT

RA> I'm trying to clear one last hurdle on this whole SSL thing.  How
RA> exactly do I force a certain page to require https protocol?  The How-To
RA> on SSL (which I have just about memorized at this point) states... 

RA> "Any pages which absolutely require a secure connection should check the
RA> protocol type associated with the page request and take the appropriate
RA> action of https is not specified."

RA> Can this be done in the web.xml file or is this done within each JSP or
RA> Servlet?  Is it possible to seamlessly redirect a user who requests a
RA> page through http to be switched to https without altering the source
RA> code of each page?  I've scanned every e-mail on SSL on this list since
RA> November and I've seen many similar requests, but nobody has ever
RA> answered it.  Weird.  If somebody could point me in the right direction
RA> I would be very grateful.  Regards!  Aaron

Yes, put the following into the web-xml security-constraint part and
tomcat redirects automaticly to ssl if the resource was requested.


it is necessary that ssl is correctly set up in server.xml. Have a
look at the HOW-To on the tomcat homepage

so long

Ingo Bruell

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