I'm having a big problem with Firefox and my website. Firefox loses my user's session information when going from normal to SSL mode. This doesn't happen in Internet Explorer. What I've come to find out is this:
My SSL is registered as https://www.mydomain.com.
When someone hits my site at http://mydomain
(notice no www.) then goes to a secure area, it moves the user from http://mydomain.com to https://www.mydomain.com. This is when the session is lost. But when I go from http://www.mydomain.com to https://www.mydomain.com, the session is preserved.
My question is how do I handle this? IE was nice enough to fix this. So how do I fix this? I'm using Windows 2003 and IIS 6.0. My server side language is very propietary and probably no one's heard of since it was custom made for us. So I'm hoping I can handle this with IIS, that when anyone hits http://mydomain.com, it goes to http://www.mydomain.com. I'm sure I'm not the only one facing this problem so any help out there would be greatly appreciated.