your post is quite confusing. You said you want to authenticate using java, and then you write you are using internet explorer. If you meant it the way that you have a program in java which creates this POST request, and has a user-agent set to internet explorer, then yes, the server may refuse you because your simple java client isn\\\'t really accepting the cookies.
Why don\'t you try to use libraries like httpunit, h ttp://httpunit.sourceforge.net/ or HTTPClient : h ttp://www.innovation.ch/java/HTTPClient/
which should also support HTTPS.
Cheers, Matto<br><br>Post edited by: matto, at: 2009/12/26 16:28