4 Replies Latest reply on May 12, 2003 12:19 PM by gratz

    File Download over SSL

    gratz Newbie

      I have an application which allows file upload/download capability. When done in non-SSL mode, everything works fine. When turning SSL on, I get an error "Requested site is unavailable or cannot be found". The servlet I use to retrieve the document is getting called and executing without exception. My question is are there settings on the response that need to be set or some JBoss/Tomcat configuration that needs to be set to enable this functionality over SSL? Any help is greatly appreciated.

        • 1. Re: File Download over SSL
          Jon Barnett Master

          Have you configured an SSL listener in server/instance/deploy/jbossweb-tomcat.sar/META-INF/jboss-service.xml where instance is the JBoss instance you are running - this is normally default? This will be bound to port 8443 normally. It is normally commented out. You will also need to create a certificate for it.

          Note: if you are running the default JBoss instance, the file would be server/default/deploy/jbossweb-tomcat.sar/META-INF/jboss-service.xml in your JBoss distribution.

          Refer to the Tomcat documents at the Tomcat site for creating a certificate for Tomcat.

          For example, with the certificate file server/default/conf/tomcat.key, the SSL listener would look something like this:
          <!-- Define a SSL Coyote HTTP/1.1 Connector on port 8443 -->

          <Factory className="org.apache.coyote.tomcat4.CoyoteServerSocketFactory"
          clientAuth="false" protocol="TLS" />

          • 2. Re: File Download over SSL
            gratz Newbie

            I have the site running through SSL just fine. It's the file download that I'm having trouble with. All other pages are accessible from both SSL and non-SSL configurations. File download works fine in non-SSL mode but get the above mentioned error in SSL mode.

            • 3. Re: File Download over SSL
              Jon Barnett Master

              If the file is static content, can you download it via SSL? We've had no troubles with PDFs so just trying to get a feel for whether it is a mime-type definition, although it should work if it is working for the standard listener.

              Are you doing any explicit context mapping? Again, just to get a feel for any other settings.

              I doubt that JBoss is involved as the content delivery is managed by Tomcat.

              Also, does anything show up in the Tomcat access logs or anything appear in the server logs?

              • 4. Re: File Download over SSL
                gratz Newbie

                The problem ended up being an IE problem.


                By replacing the "no-cache" header directives with "no-store", everything worked fine.

                Thanks for the responses.