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From Adam Hardy <>
Subject Re: Mozilla, SSL certificates, and Tomcat 5
Date Thu, 23 Oct 2003 12:40:44 GMT

I upgraded to the nightly build, which is past 1.5 now. I was debugging 
the HTTP logging for the bugzilla bug I raised.

On 10/23/2003 02:26 PM Jeff Jackson wrote:
> What version of Mozilla are you running, and on what system?  Turns out 
> that Mozilla 1.2.1 on my Linux box is able to use SSL.  It also does 
> form-based authentication without any trouble.
> Jeff
> Adam Hardy wrote:>
>> Jeff,
>> I get strange behaviour with Moz & tomcat5 SSL but not what you're 
>> describing. To do with the form-based authentication.
>> Adam
>> On 10/22/2003 05:58 PM Jeff Jackson wrote:
>>> I'm using Sun's j2sdk1.4.2.  Are you saying that using IBM's JVM 
>>> would make a difference?
>>> I've read the howto.  Again, I have SSL working with IE6.  Mozilla 
>>> 1.4 on the same machine gets a server certificate, but then fails to 
>>> get any data.  Seems like a handshake problem to me.
>>> Bill Barker wrote:
>>>> Are you using IBM's JVM?  If so, please see the latest SSL-howto
>>>> documentation for how to get SSL working.
>>>> "Jeff Jackson" <> wrote in message
>>>>> Short version: I can access Tomcat via SSL from IE6, but not from 
>>>>> Mozilla
>>>>> 1.4/Netscape 7.1.  Is this a known problem, and if so, what's the
>>>>> work-around?
>>>>> Long version:
>>>>> I've installed Sun's Java Web Services Developer Pack 1.3 version of
>>>>> Tomcat 5 under Linux.  I also created a self-signed certificate 
>>>>> using the
>>>>> Java keytool, accepting the default keystore location and using the
>>>>> default "changeit" password.  When I enable SSL (either by removing
>>>>> comment delimiters from the SSL Connector in the out-of-the-box
>>>>> server.xml, or by running the web-based admin tool) and restart 
>>>>> Tomcat,
>>>>> there are no error messages in any log files.  And I can access the 
>>>>> SSL
>>>>> port with an https URL using IE6 from a Windows client.
>>>>> But Mozilla 1.4 and Netscape 7.1 (on the same Windows client I used 
>>>>> for
>>>>> IE) both give a "The document contains no data." alert when I try to
>>>>> access the same URL, after a several second delay and a number of
>>>>> "Connecting"/"Connected" status messages.  These browsers have had no
>>>>> trouble accessing other https URL's, so I'm assuming that it's a 
>>>>> Tomcat
>>>>> issue.
>>>>> I have tried changing the server.xml Host name from localhost to my 
>>>>> actual
>>>>> host name and changing the Factory protocol from TLS to SSL (based on
>>>>> something I saw in another SSL question).  This had no apparent 
>>>>> effect.
>>>>> I also tried using a trial Verisign-signed certificate, with the same
>>>>> results: IE6 can access the site, Mozilla cannot.
>>>>> What am I missing?

struts 1.1 + tomcat 5.0.12 + java 1.4.2
Linux 2.4.20 RH9

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