Coldfusion 9.0.1 Secure JSESSIONID Cookie


Coldfusion 9.0.1 Secure JSESSIONID Cookie

by Christopher Kaukis

We are running a couple Coldfusion 9.0.1 servers with all the latest hotfixes and updates. We also needed secure cookies for these particular servers and we are using JSESSIONID instead of the CFID and CFTOKEN cookies. However, the JSESSIONID cookie was not secure by default and setting it as such isn’t so obvious as the other 2.

Everything I read said to update the runtime/bin/jvm.config file with the following option:


However, when I restarted Coldfusion, that did not seem to do anything. Hmm… Then I found this:

and added the following to wwwroot/WEB-INF/jrun-web.xml immediatly after the persistence-config inside the session-config tags:


Restarted Coldfusion, again… Success! Our JSESSIONID cookie is now secure.

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Christopher Kaukis

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