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From Roger David Powers <prog...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: Change redirect to SSL behavior?
Date Wed, 16 Sep 2009 19:16:44 GMT
Second try: any input?

A workaround would seem to be to not configure the ssl
connector till it is needed, but doing that requires 
a restart of tomcat (right?) which is too disruptive
in my environment.

--- On Thu, 9/3/09, Roger David Powers <progpwr@yahoo.com> wrote:

> From: Roger David Powers <progpwr@yahoo.com>
> Subject: Change redirect to SSL behavior?
> To: "Tomcat Users List" <users@tomcat.apache.org>
> Date: Thursday, September 3, 2009, 3:18 PM
> The description of redirectPort for
> HTTP connector says:
> 
> If this Connector is supporting non-SSL requests, and a
> request is received for which a matching
> <security-constraint> requires SSL transport, Catalina
> will automatically redirect the request to the port number
> specified here.
> 
> The default is specified as port 443 which is of course the
> default SSL 
> port.
> 
> In Tomcat 3, there was a way to disable this behavior, i.e.
> if the end user
> connects to http://webapps and not use https for the given webapp,
> that was
> supported.  If the user explicitly went to https://webapp
> they'd still get
> TlS/SSL as desired.
> 
> I'm not seeing how to do this with Tomcat 6.  If I
> take redirectPort out of the http connector, I still get the
> redirect, to the default 443 port.
> 
> Having the ability to not get redirected to SSL/TLS avoids
> the users see
> issues with incorrect certificates, which unfortunately
> happens more
> often than I'd like.
> 
> Is there a config or a workaround for this?
> 
> Thanks,
> RP
> 
> 
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