We are currently facing a production issue on Websphere 7 with respect to richfaces fileupload component. The problem description is that immediately after the file for upload is browsed and selected using this component, the basic authentication dialogbox appears asking for user credentials.
Following are the frameworks we are using in our project:
JSF 1.2 & Richfaces 3.3.3
Spring Framework 3.x
Spring Webflow 2.1
Spring Security 3.x (only basic authentication using login dialogbox)
The user is authenticated once when he wants to access the application at the beginning using basic authentication. All screens that dont use fileupload component are working fine. But if we use fileupload component, as I mentioned above, the file selection (even from local machine path) triggers the basic authentication dialogbox again. The strange thing is that this behaviour does not occur on our Dev Environment which uses Tomcat 6. On Tomcat, the fileupload is not triggering any user login and upload is working fine.
This problem is occuring only when the app. is deployed on Websphere 7. Can anybody please tell whether Websphere requires any additional configuration for accessing Files through this component ?
We have spent a lot of time investigating this problem without any meaningful results. As this is a production issue for us now, it is very critical and needs to be resolved at the earliest.
So please help in this regard. Thanks in advance.
Does the issue reproduce when you switch Spring Security off? Also what is the difference in pord. & dev. environments - only WebSphere or smth. else?