SharePoint 2007 https folder links
Posted on 2011-10-13
I have a SharePoint 2007 website (port 80) that is expanded into a secure (port 443) https site as well. Both use Forms Based Authentication. Throughout the site I have pages that display library web parts. The libraries contain folders.
If I am on the port 80 site, and I click the folders in these web parts, or even if I am on the library itself, the folders open normally, showing the content of that folder. However, when on the 443 site, I click the link, it seems to go to that subfolder, but immediately forwards to the site home page. This behavior is on the web part and on the library web pages themselves.
If I hover over the folder, right click, copy the URL and paste it right into the address line, the folder come up just fine.
The users and the sponsors of the site really like the convienence of the folders, but this behavior makes the site unusable for our outside users coming in on the 443 site.
So what is going on here, and is it possible to fix?