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creating cookies across domains

 
Rolf Johansson
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I have a servlet create 2 cookies, then perform a redirect to another URL (on another server) which needs these 2 cookies. My redirect works fine, but the application behind the other URL does not "see" these 2 cookies.
As a test, I wrote 2 simple servlets. One servlet adds the cookies to the response and performs the redirect to a servlet on the same server. The servlet to which I redirect simply looks at all the cookies in the request. The servlet to which the redirect is performed does not find the 2 cookies the first servlet adds to the response. (snippets below)

Any ideas why the cookies cannot be added / retrieved? Any help appreciated.

JDK 1.5
apache-tomact 6.0.10

Code to add cookies:


Code to retrieve cookies from request--never finds the 2 added?

[ February 16, 2008: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
 
Ben Souther
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Browsers won't send cookies set by one domain to another.
This is by design and has nothing to do with Tomcat.
 
Rolf Johansson
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all URLs and servlets are in the same domain--I denoted the doamin as xxx.com
 
Ulf Dittmer
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I'd test whether the cookies

a) are set correctly (by examining the cookies stored in the browser)

and

b) whether they're sent to the 2nd server (using a tool like the LiveHttpHeaders extension for Firefox)
 
William Brogden
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For a precise statement of the rules cookies are supposed to obey, search for RFC 2965 "HTTP State Management Mechanism"

Bill
 
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