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Reference Documents returning error ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Chrome browser

PeterCase
16-Pearl

Reference Documents returning error ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on Chrome browser

For info, we're currently investigating an issue with our Reference Documents portlet for customers accessing with Google Chrome.

After browsing, the error "The support.ptc.com page isn't working support.ptc.com redirected you too many times. Try clearing your cookies. ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS" may appear.

Clearing cookies does not help, and the issue is sporadic.

Firefox and Internet Explorer are not known to be impacted.

 

I'll share an update once we have a root cause and proposed solution.

13 REPLIES 13

Quick update here. We are still working with Chromium Support to address this.

Root cause seems to be an issue with the browser not sending set-cookie header information when it switches from https to http.

Please continue to use alternate browsers for the meantime, and let us know if you find other workarounds, or if you're the first to find a later Chrome Stable build in which this is addressed.

bfrandsen
6-Contributor
(To:PeterCase)

Same problem in Firefox 52.0.

Thank you Bjarne ! I went to check my FF version and it auto-updated to 52.0 and I see the same problem. The error shown is "The page isn't redirecting properly"

I've made the Business Systems team aware and will issue a bulletin to all customers shortly, sharing details of our plan as we have more info.

Peter.

I'm curious, has Google acknowledged this is a browser issue?  I'm getting these errors from other sites now too in both Chrome & FF 52.  IE works for some (PTC being one), but not all.  Some brief Google searching doesn't reveal anything that looks like a widespread bug.

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TomU
23-Emerald IV
(To:PeterCase)

I get this error every time I attempt to view the PTC Product Calendar from the main support page (using either Chrome or Firefox.)

PeterCase
16-Pearl
(To:TomU)

Hi Tom,

A bulletin is being issued. We're looking for better workarounds than suggesting an alternate browser.

For now, the direct link to the product calendar is http://support.ptc.com/cs/product_calendar/PTC_Product_Calendar.htm

TomU
23-Emerald IV
(To:PeterCase)

The link on the support page is this:  https://support.ptc.com/view?im_dbkey=49273

Tracing it leads to this:

Seems like the issue is more due to PTC's website construction than a browser problem...

PeterCase
16-Pearl
(To:TomU)

Thank you Tom. I'll pass this on to the team.

There is an (ugly) workaround which I tested on Chrome. If you replace "support" with "thingworx" in the URL above, to make https://thingworx.ptc.com/view?im_dbkey=49273 it works.

thingworx.ptc.com is just an alias for support.ptc.com, but the redirect looks to be different.

In any case, it does, as you say, point to an issue in the configuration at PTC.

TomU
23-Emerald IV
(To:PeterCase)

While they're fixing things, the PTC Product Calendar page also attempts to load this file:  AddThis utility frame

Unfortunately it appears to have a coding error:

PeterCase
16-Pearl
(To:TomU)

Thanks for your help with this Tom.

Our Systems/Infrastructure team has reviewed and configured the redirect logic on our web servers and the issue is no longer occuring in Chrome or Firefox.

In case you see any further problems, please let us know.

TomU
23-Emerald IV
(To:PeterCase)

Not sure if it's related to the redirect changes, but something broke this link:

I am logged in and can access all of the other links just fine:

Pressing the green "Support" link used to automatically lead directly to the eSupport Portal.  It doesn't do that anymore.

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