Redirect all websites requests via SSL/HTTPS (Rrequire Private JVM + SSL certificate)

The following article shows an example only of a servlet redirect (please, note that this may or may not work depending on your configuration) of how you can redirect your normal http traffic to https:// traffic if you have already private SSL and using our Private JVM tool. 

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Please, note that this solution will NOT work on our Shared Tomcat implementation or if you do not have private SSL certificate.

Step 1: Write a filter to redirect from http to https

Example for such filter is listed below:

import javax.servlet.Filter;
import javax.servlet.FilterChain;
import javax.servlet.FilterConfig;
import javax.servlet.ServletException;
import javax.servlet.ServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.ServletResponse;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;

public class HTTPSFilter implements Filter {
public void doFilter(ServletRequest request, ServletResponse response,
FilterChain chain) throws, ServletException {

HttpServletRequest req = (HttpServletRequest) request;
HttpServletResponse res = (HttpServletResponse) response;

String uri = req.getRequestURI();
String getProtocol = req.getScheme();
String getDomain = req.getServerName();
String getPort = Integer.toString(req.getServerPort());

if (getProtocol.toLowerCase().equals("http")) {
// Set response content type
// New location to be redirected
String httpsPath = "https" + "://" + getDomain + ":" + getPort

  • uri;
    String site = new String(httpsPath);
    res.setHeader("Location", site);
    // Pass request back down the filter chain
    chain.doFilter(req, res);
    public void init(FilterConfig arg0) throws ServletException {
    // TODO Auto-generated method stub
    public void destroy() {
    // TODO Auto-generated method stub

Step 2: Compile above filter and create the following entries in your web.xml