2731 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 25, 2010 5:52 PM by Rockhocker
Did you ever find any solution to this problem?
We are having very chaotic RSS behavior; sometime updates show up, sometimes not. For a single update, some users get an RSS update, some don't. There doesn't seem to be any pattern for what works and what doesn't.
We were hoping to use the Apple WIKI as a group platform, but without RSS working reliably, it doesn't work for us.
Thanks for the reply. I've been able to narrow the behavior down further to the combination of RSS when using SSL access security. Apparently, few RSS reader and WIKI server combinations actually handle the case of RSS+SSL gracefully; some don't even try. Once I started searching, there's quite a bit of information about this out there, but as far as I can tell, no one has a good solution yet.
Further, I think some of the RSS update behavior that seemed "flakey" is explainable -- if I'm logged-in to my wiki server (via SLL) in Safari, then Mail is able to fetch authenticated RSS updates, but if I don't have an authenticated connection open in Safari, then it's not so successful.
I'll keep looking for a combination that works when using RSS and SSL authentication.
I've been using Firefox to connect to my wiki server's RSS feed via SSL and it works like a charm. Every couple of weeks my cookie expires and I need to reauthenticate, but otherwise it's fine. I wonder if a lot of folks are also using self-signed SSL certs and whether that's contributing to their problems.