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

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

Yoav Shapira http://www.yoavshapira.com
 

>-----Original Message-----
>From: John Sidney-Woollett [mailto:johnsw@wardbrook.com]
>Sent: Monday, November 15, 2004 10:21 AM
>To: tomcat-user@jakarta.apache.org
>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
I've
>been searching the archives and googling for most of the day without
>success...
>
>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
secure
>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
encode
>the URL as follows in the first servlet's service(request, response)
>method:
>
>[snip]
>if (gotoCheckout)
>{
>	//goto the checkout
>	//this generates the URL
>	//https://www.mytestsite.com/CheckoutAction?action=start
>	String url = CheckoutAction.getCheckoutActionStartURL(request);
>
>	//make sure the JSESSIONID is appended for non-cookie browsers
>	url = response.encodeRedirectURL(url);
>
>	response.sendRedirect(url);
>	return;
>}
>[snip]
>
>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:
>
>REQUEST
>=======
>POST
>http://www.mytestsite.com/BasketAction;jsessionid=9E490ADF8FB268E3F6BC5
FA2F
>D61E8CF
>HTTP/1.1
>Host: www.mytestsite.com
>User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.5a)
>Gecko/20030728 Mozilla Firebird/0.6.1
>Accept:
>text/xml,application/xml,application/xhtml+xml,text/html;q=0.9,text/pla
in;q
>=0.8,video/x-mng,image/png,image/jpeg,image/gif;q=0.2,*/*;q=0.1
>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
>Referer:
>http://www.mytestsite.com/basket;jsessionid=9E490ADF8FB268E3F6BC5FA2FD6
1E8C
>F
>Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
>Content-Length: 66
>ret=%2Fimage%2F6503740500223&action=upd&butaction=checkout&qty_0=1
>
>RESPONSE
>========
>HTTP/1.x 302 Moved Temporarily
>Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 13:38:23 GMT
>Server: Apache/1.3.29
>Location: https://www.mytestsite.com/CheckoutAction?action=start
>Content-Length: 0
>Content-Type: text/plain
>Connection: close
>
>
>Setup
>
>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:
>
>[snip]
><Host name="www.mytestsite.com" appBase="/ef02/tc/www.mytestsite.com">
>  <Context path="" docBase="ROOT" debug="0" reloadable="false">
>   <ResourceLink name="jdbc/D1DB" global="jdbc/D1DB"
>type="javax.sql.DataSource"/>
>  </Context>
></Host>
>[snip]
>
>Tomcat possibly nevers "sees" that the request is secure because the
SSL
>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"
to
>the URL to workaround the problem.
>
>Can anyone shed any light on this?
>
>Many thanks
>
>John Sidney-Woollett
>
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