problems in doPost method in applet-servlet communication using HTTPS
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Posted By:   Steve_Park
Posted On:   Sunday, March 3, 2002 09:59 PM

My application uses a signed applet in a browser to talk to a servlet that then interacts with EJB's and a database. Because of the sensitive nature of the data being transmitted, the whole application runs under https. This setup works great when the applet calls the doGet method on the servlet. It's when it passes objects using an ObjectOutputStream to the doPost method using a URLConnection that it fails. Basically the application hangs until I close the browser window and I'm getting no error messages in any of my log files. It works fine when I switch my URL from https to http. My setup is as follows: IBM JDK 1.3 on Red Hat 7.2, JBoss 2.4.4 with Embedded Tomcat 3.2.3 and Apache 1.3.23 with mod_jk. Any help would be most appreciated.    More>>

My application uses a signed applet in a browser to talk to a servlet that then interacts with EJB's and a database. Because of the sensitive nature of the data being transmitted, the whole application runs under https. This setup works great when the applet calls the doGet method on the servlet. It's when it passes objects using an ObjectOutputStream to the doPost method using a URLConnection that it fails. Basically the application hangs until I close the browser window and I'm getting no error messages in any of my log files. It works fine when I switch my URL from https to http. My setup is as follows: IBM JDK 1.3 on Red Hat 7.2, JBoss 2.4.4 with Embedded Tomcat 3.2.3 and Apache 1.3.23 with mod_jk.

Any help would be most appreciated.

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