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From "Caldarale, Charles R" <Chuck.Caldar...@unisys.com>
Subject RE: SSL Certificate Beginner Question
Date Thu, 01 Dec 2005 15:00:09 GMT
> From: Paul Singleton [mailto:paul@jbgb.com] 
> Subject: Re: SSL Certificate Beginner Question
> 
> David Wall wrote:
> > 
> > ...if the user accesses your site with http://xxxx, 
> > the port 80 Connector (or 8080 if testing or using a 
> > non-standard port) has a "redirectPort" element that 
> > causes Tomcat to automatically issue a redirect using 
> > https://xxxx
> 
> Are you sure?  I thought redirectPort was only useful for
> redirecting _https_ requests which were sent to the wrong port...

Don't know if he's sure or not, but he is correct.  If the deployment
descriptor has transport-guarantee set to CONFIDENTIAL, Tomcat
automatically switches the request to https.  See section 12.8 of the
servlet spec.

 - Chuck


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