E-PORTAL: Content references pointing to external urls do not work in PT 8.54 (Doc ID 1956421.1)

Last updated on MARCH 09, 2017

Applies to:

PeopleSoft Enterprise PT PeopleTools - Version 8.54 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On : 9.1 version, Portal Registry

Mixed content issue

Discovered a mixed content issue with PeopleTools 8.54.03.

When you create a non-peoplesoft URL CREF in portal I see the request initially happen as https, but then switch to http as the referrer. Please see attached screen shot.

ERROR
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Mixed content



STEPS
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The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Create an external cref to https://www.google.com
2. Login to PIH and click the link
3. Link should not show google home page.

4. If you enable debugger or fiddler trace you can see that the the link changes to http.



BUSINESS IMPACT
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The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot use external crefs that are in in https.

Cause

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