Running Forms 12c with SSL and Java Web Start Uses HTTP Instead of HTTPS

There is a known SSL-related issue when you run Oracle Forms 12c using the Java Web Start functionality. What happens is when you launch your Forms application using Java Web Start using HTTPS, you will notice that the URL will change to using HTTP instead of HTTPS. In some cases, you may encounter the following error:

“General Exception”

“ExitException: Unable to load resource: http://<host&gt;:<HTTPS_PORT>/forms/java/extensions.jnlp”

HTTPS Java Web Start issue

HTTPS Java Web Start issue

To fix this problem, you will need to add the following parameter inside your config section in formsweb.cfg which is configured for Java Web Start:

webstart_codebase=http://<host>:<HTTP_PORT>/forms/java

HTTPS Java Web Start fix

After making this change, the Java Web Start session should maintain the SSL connection using HTTPS without this error appearing.

thanks to my colleagues from PITSS LLC via Oracle Knowledgebase – PITSS America, LLC

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2 thoughts on “Running Forms 12c with SSL and Java Web Start Uses HTTP Instead of HTTPS

  1. Hello,
    Are you sure the webstart_codebase should be with “http” info and not https protocol and port ?

    Thanks for you blog btw.

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    • Hello higherings,

      thanks for your feedback – I could not reproduce this error so far since I quoted this article from our knowledgebase. There is a metalink entry (2112701.1) where http is mentioned instead of https.

      Best regards
      Daniel

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