[ic] Re: Odd https/redirect behavior

Greg greg at valuemedia.com
Thu Sep 30 13:53:19 EDT 2004

Janine A Sisk wrote:

> No one has any ideas?  Please tell me I'm not the only one this has 
> ever happened to - I hate that! :)
> Suggestions on how to go about debugging this are welcome too - I know 
> Perl, but am not familiar with the Interchange source at all.
> thanks,
> janine
> On Sep 29, 2004, at 4:27 PM, Janine A Sisk wrote:
>> I have had one Interchange site site set up for a few months, and 
>> recently set up a second one on the same system.  Things went 
>> swimmingly until I tried to access the admin pages.
>> On the site that works, if I go to 
>> http://www.site1.com/cgi-bin/shop/admin I get redirected to 
>> https://www.readerscatalog.com/cgi-bin/shop/admin/login.html to log 
>> in, and I stay in https the entire time I'm using the admin pages.
>> On the new site I don't get redirected to https, and if I put in the 
>> https part manually I get redirected back to http on the next page 
>> load.  But https *is* working;  I can manually go to 
>> https://www.site2.com/cgi-bin/shop/admin/login.html and it works just 
>> fine.
>> I have verified that SECURE_SERVER is set correctly, but that's about 
>> as far as I've gotten due to a second problem:  it appears that the 
>> login cookie isn't being written or found or something.  Each admin 
>> page I go to I have to log in over again.  I know cookies are working 
>> in my browser generally, and I can see that this site has written an 
>> MV_SESSION_ID cookie, but perhaps that is a different one.  It's 
>> probably related to the above problem somehow.
>> Any suggestions?  If https wasn't working at all I'd know what to do, 
>> more or less, but I've never had a problem like this before.  BTW we 
>> are not using virtual hosts;  each site has it's own IP address.
>> thanks,
>> janine
Did you check your UI_SECURE setting in variable.txt?


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