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From "DEVAL SHAH" <>
Subject Re: Apache+Tomcat+mod_jk+cookie+Rewrite
Date Fri, 05 Jan 2007 19:23:44 GMT
Hello Christopher,
Thanks for the help. I used your option #3 and it is working. I could not 
use 2nd option as the requirement is to use /url1.
I set the cookie path "/" and it works fine now.

Thank you.

>From: Christopher Schultz <>
>Reply-To: "Tomcat Users List" <>
>To: Tomcat Users List <>
>Subject: Re: Apache+Tomcat+mod_jk+cookie+Rewrite
>Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2007 09:29:13 -0500
>Hash: SHA1
>DEVAL SHAH wrote:
> > I notice that because of url rewriting [RewriteRule] my cookie is not
> > being passed to Tomcat.
>It's not your rewrite rule that is dropping your cookie. It's the fact
>that you are changing the path of the URI.
> > RewriteRule ^/url1$ /MyApp/MyServlet     [PT]
>I'm guessing that your webapp emits a cookie with the path of "/MyApp".
>If your app also emits URLs of the form http://whatever/url1/MyServlet,
>then the browser will not send the cookie along with the request
>(because the cookie belongs to /MyApp, not /url1).
>You can probably verify this using a packet sniffer or a much more
>convenient tool like LiveHttpHeaders for Mozilla Firefox or perhaps a
>plug-in for MSIE or another browser.
> > How do i go about passing the cookie to the servlet using RewriteRule ?
>You will need to do one of several things:
>1. Stop using this other URL.
>2. Move that URL-to-be-re-written inside the URL space of your
>    webapp (i.e. change /url1 to /MyApp/url1).
>3. Modify your cookie configuration such that the path will be set
>    to "/" instead of "/MyApp" (I think single-sign-op will do this,
>    but there are probably other ways, too).
>4. Use javascript to mutate the cookie and send (another copy) to
>    the browser with the path of "/url1" (you're already using javascript
>    in your onsubmit event handler, so this should always work).
>I highly recommend #2. It's pretty easy, and you don't have to resort to
>any hacks in your application to make it work (other than the obvious
>hack of using mod_rewrite in the first place).
>- -chris
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