File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes Servlets and the fly likes request object from http to https Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Java » Servlets
Bookmark "request object from http to https" Watch "request object from http to https" New topic

request object from http to https

sreeni san
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 14, 2001
Posts: 39

I have a form generated by servlet1 (by calling http://servlet/servlet1) and on submitting this form another servlet, servlet2 is called through "https" protocol. In the servlet2, the request object is found to be null disabling me to collect parameters passed from the servlet1 form.

Please help me solve this problem.


Peter den Haan
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 20, 2000
Posts: 3252
Originally posted by sreeni san:
In the servlet2, the request object is found to be null [...]
This looks really unlikely. Can you give more, or more precise, information?

- Peter
Tommy Greenberg

Joined: Jul 30, 2004
Posts: 15
Are you sure your setup is correct. There is a lot more the "HTTPS" then writting it in a URL. You can handle "HTTPS" many different ways. You can do it in your code, web.xml, and/or web server or servlet engine.

If your SSL and HTTPS are setup correctly make sure that your calling servlet is using the same protocol as your request handling servlet.


Servlet1 -[HTTPS]-> HTML FORM1 -[HTTPS]-> Servlet2


Servlet1 -[HTTP]-> HTML FORM1 -[HTTPS]-> Servlet2

This is because https and http use different ports, so if you switch the ports in mid request, you'll have servlet1 writting to a different port than the one servlet2 is reading from.
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: request object from http to https
It's not a secret anymore!