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From "Shapira, Yoav" <>
Subject RE: http->https url rewrite bug TC 5.0.28?
Date Mon, 15 Nov 2004 15:24:06 GMT

Not a bug.  You can't share a session that way, whether using cookies or

Yoav Shapira

>-----Original Message-----
>From: John Sidney-Woollett []
>Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 10:21 AM
>Subject: http->https url rewrite bug TC 5.0.28?
>I'm not sure if this is a bug or a misunderstaning on my part - and
>been searching the archives and googling for most of the day without
>I've got a problem where URL rewriting is failing to correctly encode
>the URL when switching from an insecure (non-ssl) connection to a
>ssl connection FOR THE SAME DOMAIN and where the session already exists
>for the insecure connection and COOKIES ARE DISABLED in the browser. I
>can reproduce this behaviour with different browsers.
>An "action" servlet receives the non-ssl request and redirects to
>another secure "action" servlet. The call for the redirect should
>the URL as follows in the first servlet's service(request, response)
>if (gotoCheckout)
>	//goto the checkout
>	//this generates the URL
>	//
>	String url = CheckoutAction.getCheckoutActionStartURL(request);
>	//make sure the JSESSIONID is appended for non-cookie browsers
>	url = response.encodeRedirectURL(url);
>	response.sendRedirect(url);
>	return;
>Looking at the headers, you can see that the JSESSIONID is not appended
>to the redirect URL when the protocol switches from http to https:
>User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5a)
>Gecko/20030728 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1
>Accept-Language: en-us,en;q=0.5
>Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate
>Accept-Charset: ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.7
>Keep-Alive: 300
>Proxy-Connection: keep-alive
>Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
>Content-Length: 66
>HTTP/1.x 302 Moved Temporarily
>Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 13:38:23 GMT
>Server: Apache/1.3.29
>Content-Length: 0
>Content-Type: text/plain
>Connection: close
>Apache 1.3.29 + mod_ssl + mod_jk + tomcat 5.0.28 (unix)
>Apache is configured with two virtual directives; one for port 80 and
>one for post 443 and the requests are forwarded by mod_jk to tomcat
>which has the following in its server.xml config:
><Host name="" appBase="/ef02/tc/">
>  <Context path="" docBase="ROOT" debug="0" reloadable="false">
>   <ResourceLink name="jdbc/D1DB" global="jdbc/D1DB"
>  </Context>
>Tomcat possibly nevers "sees" that the request is secure because the
>part of the transaction is handled by mod_SSL, and I don't know if this
>has a bearing on the issue?
>My question, should the JSESSIONID be appended in the encoded redirect
>I think so?
>And if it should, am I doing something wrong. Or is there a bug?
>If there is a bug, should I manually append the ";jsessionid=xxxxxxx"
>the URL to workaround the problem.
>Can anyone shed any light on this?
>Many thanks
>John Sidney-Woollett
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