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JSF "faces-redirect=true" redirects from https:// to http:// URL due to Apache ProxyPass

You may try to add some request header which can be interpreted on java side, for example 'X-redirect-to-https'. Then create filter that will wrap HttpServletResponse, and in that wrapper override sendRedirect method to replace http with https in redirect URL when 'X-redirect-to-https' header is present.

Code (a little messy, but illustrates a solution) adapted from: http://javahunter.wordpress.com/2011/06/01/why-does-https-become-http-on-a-sendredirect/

public class HttpsSendRedirectFilter implements Filter {

   public void init(FilterConfig filterConfig) throws ServletException {

   public void destroy() {

   public void doFilter(ServletRequest request, ServletResponse response,
FilterChain chain) throws IOException,
         ServletException {
      chain.doFilter(request, new
HttpsRedirectResponseWrapper((HttpServletRequest) request,
            (HttpServletResponse) response));

public class HttpsRedirectResponseWrapper extends
HttpServletResponseWrapper {

   private HttpServletRequest req;
   private String prefix = null;

   public HttpsRedirectResponseWrapper(HttpServletRequest req,
HttpServletResponse res) {
      this.req = req;
      prefix = getPrefix(req);

   public void sendRedirect(String location) throws IOException {
      String finalurl = null;

      if (isUrlAbsolute(location)) {
         finalurl = location;
      } else {
         finalurl = fixForScheme(prefix + location);

   public boolean isUrlAbsolute(String url) {
      String lowercaseurl = url.toLowerCase();
      if (lowercaseurl.startsWith("http") == true) {
         return true;
      } else {
         return false;

   public String fixForScheme(String url) {
      if (this.req.getHeader("X-redirect-to-https") != null) {
         return url.replaceFirst("http", "https");
      } else {
         return url;

   public String getPrefix(HttpServletRequest request) {
      StringBuffer str = request.getRequestURL();
      String url = str.toString();
      String uri = request.getRequestURI();
      int offset = url.indexOf(uri);
      String prefix_t = url.substring(0, offset);
      return prefix_t;

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