4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 30, 2006 9:31 AM by <newbie />

    Help!  CFHTTP


      I am in the midst of migrating from BlueDragon to ColdFusion, and I ran across a problem connecting to a remote site via CFHTTP. I am posting XML to the remote site using formfield CFHTTPPARAMs. The code works in BlueDragon, and it works if I connect using http rather than https in ColdFusion (though I cannot connect using http to the production site for security reasons). I am running CFMX 7.02 on Windows.

      Attached is the code I use to post. Here is the response:

      Charset: [empty string]
      ErrorDetail: I/O Exception: Premature EOF encountered
      Filecontent: Connection Failure
      Header: [undefined struct element]
      Mimetype: Unable to determine MIME type of file.
      Responseheader: struct [empty]
      Statuscode: Connection Failure. Status code unavailable.
      Text YES

      I have tried importing the site's certificate into the \jrun4\jre\libs\security\cacerts file, thinking that the problem might be an unrecognized certificate, but that didn't help. The site's certificate was issued by Thawte Premium Server CA.

      Any suggestions? This could be a major problem with migration if I can't find a resolution.

      Thanks in advance for your help,

      -- Jim C.
        • 1. Re: Help!  CFHTTP
          Abinidi Level 1
          First off you dont need to declare all of this:

          charset="UTF-8" useragent="Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)


          Is your XML valid? If you were to cfdump what you are posting, is it formatted correctly? Try using CFXML to create the xml data and them post that . Also try using CDATA to validate the data as well.


          • 2. Re: Help!  CFHTTP
            Ornithopter7 Level 1
            I know I don't need the charset, etc. That was added on the off chance that it would fix the problem. I have had problems with accessing the Yahoo Maps! service via cfhttp which were resolved by explicitly setting the charset. The XML is formatted properly -- it is being consumed by the remote service under BlueDragon with no problem. Further, the error I am getting isn't a parsing error from the remote server, the connection isn't working to begin with. The administrator on the remote server doesn't even see my connection attempts. Also, if I do the exact same thing with http:// instead of https://, it works. That is what initially made me think of the problem with the certificate registration.

            Has anyone else seen this error when trying to connect via https when using CFHTTP?

            Thanks in advance for the help.

            -- Jim C.
            • 3. Re: Help!  CFHTTP
              Ornithopter7 Level 1
              Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?
              • 4. Re: Help!  CFHTTP
                <newbie />

                Have you tried something very simple to see if it's your code?

                For example, try something like this...

                <cfhttp url="https://banking.wellsfargo.com" method="GET" ></cfhttp>

                Good luck!