How to enable httpOnly flag for the JSessionIDSSO cookie in EAP

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Issue

  • We would like to enable the HttpOnly cookie flag for JSessionID cookies generated by JBoss. We have noticed that this can be accomplished by updating the context.xml file located under JBossServerHome/deploy/jbossweb.sar and adding a new child SessionCookie element under the existing Context element and setting the httpOnly attribute to true. This appears to work for the standard JSessionID cookie, however, JBoss can also generate a JSessionIdSSO cookie which does not seem to be affected by the httpOnly setting specified in context.xml. Can the httpOnly flag also be enabled for the JSessionIDSSO cookie?

Environment

  • Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP)
    • 5.x
    • 6.x

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