SSL Cookie without Secure Flag Set (Doc ID 1916504.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 16, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Sites - Version 11.1.1.8.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

If the secure flag is set on a cookie, then browsers will not submit the cookie in any requests that use an unencrypted HTTP connection, thereby preventing the cookie from being trivially intercepted by an attacker monitoring network traffic. If the secure flag is not set, then the cookie will be transmitted in clear-text if the user visits any HTTP URLs within the cookie's scope.

The following session cookies do not have the secure flag set:

CASTGC=TGT-4-BO6vgbVv0AEC5Sp5xGabEJU15VdvG12KprG7n9UyEfYdA0eqYc-cas-<host>-1

JSESSIONID=JLF8S0zpv3LK0plBKpX9Yp1wW4yDpj6xT2PKLdlHhSJ5GjjLHcbQ!2051602164!-1757970250; path=/cas; HttpOnly

These cookies were issued through /cas/{login,logout} and after timeouts.

How do you enable the secure flag to be set on these cookies?

Solution

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