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Java convert https requests to http

 
henk eetvis
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If a webbrowser connects to your server with https, it's very hard to see what page he is going for without apache.
for example:
HTTPS:
asjdosahsdafhiksadfhsadfk
sadfjhaksdfhksjadfhl
asdfhsadkf

HTTP:
GET /page HTTP/1.1
etc

is there a way to convert the HTTPS reuqest to the HTTP request?
 
Stephan van Hulst
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The whole point of HTTPS is that you can't see what's inside the request while it's in transit.

Where do you want to see the contents of the request?
 
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The only thing that I want to get is the page that it wants to get (/page)
 
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Like I said, where do you want to get this information? In the client? In the server? In between?

In the client you can do this by inspecting the anchor that the user clicked on using JavaScript.

In the server, you already know the page, because that's where the system directed you to.

In between is not possible, because that's the whole point of HTTPS.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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