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posting to https using LoadVars causes SSL warning

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I'm having a strange issue with loadVars and https:

my_out_loadVars.sendAndLoad('https://www.somesite.com/page.php?var=1', my_in_loadVars);

When I open the URL above directly by typing it into the browser, everything works fine.  However when I try to execute the code above, I get the SSL certificate popup warning (for FF or IE) which causes the response to fail.

Why would running this code inside Flash cause the SSL warning when I can call the URL directly without the warning?

Thanks in advance
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Question by:rmirabelle
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I think your sending your var twice ... ?!

You're sending it embedded in the code, and you're (I presume) sending it along with the URL as well...

Maybe I'm wrong, I don't know much about https but if you haven't yet, try code below...

Regards,

d
In Flash do this :
var my_in_and_out_vars:LoadVars = new LoadVars();
my_in_and_out_vars.var = 1;
my_in_and_out_vars.sendAndLoad('https://www.somesite.com/page.php', my_in_and_out_vars, "POST" );
 
my_in_and_out_vars.onLoad = function():Void {
    if(my_in_and_out_vars.verify == success){
        trace("sucess")
    } else if (my_in_and_out_vars.verify == fail){
        trace("fail")
    } else {
        trace("no connection !")
    }
}
in php start with :
<?php
$var= $_POST['var'];
 
$whatever = (do whatever);
 
if($whatever) {
  echo "&verify=success&";
} else {
  echo "&verify=fail&";
}
 
?>

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And if you don't need to return anything (from php to flash) I think you might even forget about the loadvars and just use a getURL() ....?
getURL("https://www.somesite.com/page.php?var=1", "_blank");

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by:rmirabelle
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Sorry, I was a little less than clear about the details.  The sendAndLoad does require a response from the server.  The ?var=1 is sent to the server to tell it to expect a POST of the variables from the root timeline of the swf.  All of this works OK.  And we do need a response back from the server, so getURL won't work.

We've determined that the problem is actually with our GoDaddy SSL cert.  We're uncertain now as to whether our cert properly supports "older" browser versions (e.g. IE6 and FF2) or whether we have a configuration error on our server.  Running this test works perfectly in IE7 and FF3 and breaks only in older versions.  How frustrating!  

What happens in the older browsers is that a popup SSL warning box (the kind you get that says the identity of the site cannot be verified) interferes with the server's response to our swf.  As such the swf, which is expecting a reply, never gets the reply.

My question above: 'Why would running this code inside Flash cause the SSL warning when I can call the URL directly without the warning?' was due to the fact that when I was testing from Flash, I was using FF2, while when I typed the URL directly, I was using FF3.

We're investigating GoDaddy's SSL support for older browsers.  It seems to be a real issue.  If I uncover  a genuine lack of browser support with GoDaddy SSL, I will post it here.

Thanks for the help.
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You get the points cause you responded!
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