I'm trying to get the form based authentication example from the Java EE 6 Tutorial to work with Internet Explorer 8: http://download.oracle.com/javaee/6/tutorial/doc/bncbx.html#bnccb
This sample application (examples/security/hello1_formauth) works just fine with Chrome, but when I open the URL with IE, I get the usual unsigned SSL certificate warning. I continue but then see a browser popup with the message "Unable to download hello1_formauth/ from localhost". Why is the browser trying to download instead of just render the login page?
Any help appreciated.
I am also facing the same issue........when I use Internet Explorer, a dialog window pops up, saying that file can't be downloaded.
But same configuration for form based authetication works fine with Firefox browser.
Got the solution, need to include /faces before the Login and Error page in the <login-config> entry as follows:
This configuration works fine with all the browsers including Internet Explorer.