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From "Bill Barker" <>
Subject Re: Tomcat 4.1.30 HTTP->HTTPS redirect problem (second attempt)
Date Sun, 06 Jun 2004 04:47:40 GMT
This is a pretty well known bug in MSIE.  The short version is that that TC
4.1.x sends two redirects to get you to the login page, and MSIE gets
confused.  The options to get around this are:
1) Don't use MSIE.
2) Use the default SSL port (e.g. 443).
3) Use TC 5.0.x instead of TC 4.1.x.

"Ryan Stewart" <> wrote in message
> I posted a question about this about a week ago, but haven't seen any
> I've set up Tomcat 4.1.30 for secure access via SSL. Unsecure port is
8080, secure port is 8081. I use Tomcat for J2EE application development,
and the problem is related to that. Using basic authentication, things work
fine. When I move from an unsecure to a secure area of my application, the
dialog box pops up and upon entering the correct user/password, I'm
redirected to the secure port. However, if I change to form based
authentication, when trying to send me to the login form, it sends me to the
unsecure port using https. In other words:
> https://localhost:8080/secureApp/login.jsp
> It should be sending me to 8081. Any clue why this would happen? Snippets
from my connectors in server.xml are below. If you need other info, just
> <Connector className="org.apache.coyote.tomcat4.CoyoteConnector" ...
> port="8080" ... redirectPort="8081" scheme="http" secure="false" ...>
>   <Factory
> className=""/>
> </Connector>
> <Connector className="org.apache.coyote.tomcat4.CoyoteConnector" ...
> port="8009" ... redirectPort="8081" scheme="http" secure="false" ... >
>   <Factory
> className=""/>
> </Connector>
> <Connector className="org.apache.catalina.connector.http.HttpConnector"
> port="8081" ... scheme="https" secure="true">
>   <Factory className=""
> clientAuth="false" keystoreFile=".keystore" protocol="TLS"/>
> </Connector>
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