Oct 23, 2013

Tomcat redirecting http to https all the time but don't want this

I have done several installation of Tomcat but the last ones is giving me the most trouble.  It redirects all HTTP requests to HTTPS and I don't know why nor is this behavior wanted.  Any ideas as to how to make it quit doing this?

A Simple Step-By-Step Guide To Apache Tomcat SSL Configuration

"Secure Socket Layer (SSL) is a protocol that provides security for communications between client and server by implementing encrypted data and certificate-based authentication. Technically, the term "SSL" now refers to the Transport Layer ouSecurity (TLS) protocol, which is based on the original SSL specification.

SSL is one of the most common ways of integrating secure communication on the internet, as it is a mature protocol that is well-supported by every major browser and a number of well-respected organizations provide third party SSL authentication services.

If you're using Apache Tomcat, chances are that at least some of the data you're handling is sensitive, and SSL is an easy way to offer your users security. The good news is that Tomcat fully supports the SSL protocol. The bad news is that the configuration process and SSL itself can be a little confusing for first-time users."

I’m not very familiar with Tomcat, but normally don’t you have to actively configure it to use secure sockets if it is being used for a stand alone web server? The only thing that comes to mind is that you may be using Tomcat as a Servlet/JSP container behind a primary web server. In that case, I think that you would need to configure that primary server to handle SSL requests. Like I said, I’m not very familiar with Tomcat, so perhaps someone more knowledgeable can be of more help.

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