I have a GeoServer container that I am trying to push up to the AWS Cloud Environment. Things work as usual (default settings ) for my 19.2.2 version of GeoServer on my localhost.

When I push the container up to the cloud, I am able to start it OK, but when I try and Login, I keep getting this "j_spring_security_check" as well as a warning about an unsecure form.

Does anyone have any ideas how I can configure things to have this j_spring_security_check go away?

https://xxxxxxx/geoserver is the AWS landing page. It is using port 80 and port 8080 internally. I fill out the credentials and hit login and it goes to a warning page that the form is insecure. I continue and the login fails. I don't have any control over the AWS configuration. I attempted to use the Proxy Url and GEOSERVER_CSRF_DISABLED=true.

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    this might be a CSRF issue - docs.geoserver.org/stable/en/user/security/webadmin/csrf.html
    – Ian Turton
    Jul 28, 2022 at 7:31
  • Yes, I had set those values and used the global proxy. Everything is fine on my localhost. On the cloud https:\\xxxx\geoserver => http:\\xxxx\ insecure form when the Login button is pressed. I continue anyway, but does not login. So it is setup with ports 80, 8080 with https, but the subsequent clicks seem to be http unsecure. I don't have access to the AWS configuration, but figure something else in addition to the proxy. Thanks!
    – zakariah1
    Jul 29, 2022 at 13:21

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i solved it by enabling this part in web.xml file:

  • Ivica, Thanks for the suggestion. I will try this and let you know. Thanks!
    – zakariah1
    Mar 22, 2023 at 12:52

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