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I have a post and it gets a connection failure -popped up outa nowhere. It was working fine.

I created a page that basically submits a form automated sumbit with all hidden fields and it works fine, same form fields. Any Suggestions from the experts? I need the cfhttp to work.
<!--- This gets a coonection failure: --->
<cfhttp url="https://URL.aspx" method="post"> 
<cfhttpparam type="FORMFIELD" name="Name" value="Nick Sabane">
<cfhttpparam type="FORMFIELD" name="Address" value="101 Main st">
<cfhttpparam type="FORMFIELD" name="City" value="Mobile">
<cfhttpparam type="FORMFIELD" name="State" value="AL">
<cfhttpparam type="FORMFIELD" name="Zip" value="35444">
<cfhttpparam type="FORMFIELD" name="Phone" value="2563417449">
<cfhttpparam type="FORMFIELD" name="Email" value="123@aol.biz">
<cfhttpparam type="FORMFIELD" name="Company" value="My Company">
</cfhttp>
 
 
<cfoutput>#cfhttp.FileContent#</cfoutput>
 
This works:
<cfform action="https://URL.aspx" method="post" name="form1" target="_self">
<input name="Name" type="hidden" value="Nick Sabane" />
<input name="Address" type="hidden" value="115 Main st" />
<input name="City" type="hidden" value="Mobile" />
<input name="State" type="hidden" value="AL" />
<input name="Zip" type="hidden" value="35444" />
<input name="Phone" type="hidden" value="2563417449" />
<input name="Email" type="hidden" value="123@aol.biz" />
 
<input name="Company" type="hidden" value="My Company" />
<script>
document.form1.submit();
</script>
</cfform>

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form post using cfhttp to a secure page can be tricky, especially if the page/web service requires client certificates...

here's from CFML Reference Manual:

"To use HTTPS with the cfhttp tag, you might need to manually import the certificate for each web server into the keystore for the JRE that ColdFusion uses. This procedure should not be necessary if the certificate is signed (issued) by an authority that the JSSE (Java Secure Sockets Extension) recognizes (for example, Verisign); that is, if the signing authority is in the cacerts already. However, you might need to use the procedure if you are issuing SSL (secure sockets layer) certificates yourself.
Manually import a certificate
1     Go to a page on the SSL server in question.
2     Double-click the lock icon.
3     Click the Details tab.
4     Click Copy To File.
5     Select the base64 option and save the file.
6     Copy the CER file into C:\CFusionMX7\runtime\jre\lib\security (or whichever JRE ColdFusion is using).
7     Run the following command in the same directory (keytool.exe is located in C:\CFusionMX7\runtime\jre\bin): keytool -import -keystore cacerts -alias giveUniqueName -file filename.cer"

you should check with the service provider if you have to include any SSL client certs, or any other data in the manual post (i.e. it may require a cookie, or a valid user agent, or something else) - cfhttp does not send any of that data by itself.

Azadi
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Thanks good to know!!!!
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