08/09/2011, 12:13 AM
OK, I've got some more info on the issues I was having with my two different intranet sites at work. Tried again after 3.0.2. Here's my findings.
Was unable to log in. It seemed as if either the cookie wasn't "staying" or the redirects were freaking the browser out. After the update to 3.0.2, same behavior.
I didn't see the same issue on my development site. Only difference was that I was accessing my dev site as a FQDN (mysite-dev.company.com), but the production site was a simple hostname (mysite).
I asked one of our IT guys to map the site to the domain in IIS so that I could use both "mysite" and "mysite.company.com". Immediately after he did that, I had absolutely no issues logging in and using the site. This was the same behavior connected directly to the corporate WiFi AND over VPN.
Therefore, something about the browser and either cookies and/or redirects is making the browser unhappy if the URL isn't a FQDN.
Was unable to download a linked PDF from the browser. Downloading the PDF when connected directly to the corporate network just errored out in the download manager and wouldn't actually download anything. When connected to VPN, it would look like it was trying to download, but not actually get the PDF.
I saw this same behavior on the Wells Fargo Banking site when trying to download a PDF updated banking notice.
While the download of the PDF failed, the file actually showed up in my downloads folder on the TouchPad. Opening it up revealed an HTML error message. This message is below. I've modifed some of the URLs to remove my company name, so that no bytes are harmed in this posting.
Notice the "mishandled redirect" message. Hopefully HardBeatz can get some useful information from this.
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML//EN">
<!-- Copyright (C) 2000 Tivoli Systems, Inc. -->
<!-- Copyright (C) 1999 IBM Corporation -->
<!-- Copyright (C) 1998 Dascom, Inc. -->
<!-- All Rights Reserved. -->
This is a WebSEAL error message template file. It is used
by the WebSEAL server to build a response when a particular
error occurs. This file can be modified as appropriate.
* Code: 0x38cf0421
* Text: Moved Temporarily
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content= "text/html; charset=UTF-8">
<!-- Enter Page Title -->
alt= "Access Manager for e-business Home">
<!-- Enter Message Header -->
<h1><font color="#FF0000">Moved Temporarily</font></h1>
<p><!-- Enter Error Message -->
The Web resource you have requested has been temporarily moved.
<!-- Provide Error Explanation -->
<P>The requested resource has been temporarily moved. This usually occurs if there has been a mishandled redirect.
<!-- Provide Possible Solution -->
<P><A HREF="http://edge.company.com/pkmsvouchfor?company&http%3A//supplychain.company.com/apps/docs/output/TargetFile.pdf">Click here</A> to fetch the resource.
<!-- Enter Link -->
<a href="/">[none BUTTON]</a></p>