TIP: Use https to Access Online Quest Stuff


I've been seeing numerous posts about the lack of functionality on the site.

There are (kind of) two versions of this site (or something).

  • The http version: http://textadventures.co.uk

  • The secure, https version: https://textadventures.co.uk

I see mrangel advising everyone to use the https version, and that solves everyone's problems; so, yeah: use the https version.

I opine that everyone should be using the https versions of websites, if available, anyway. (Do an online search.)

Also, the latest version of Firefox has an HTTPS-Only Mode setting (at the very bottom of the Privacy setting screen), which pretty much handles such things.

Bumping this thread just so people having problems might see it on the Forum page.

I hate to keep bumping this, but I'm going to anyway.

Tyvm, came to the forums to post about how I couldn't seem to start a project without "Sorry, an error occurred while processing your request." popping up every time. Https fixed it though =)

Additional tip: If you're using Chrome, you can go to chrome://net-internals/#hsts and enter a site's domain name (just 'textadventures.co.uk', not the full address) under "Add a site to HSTS".

This will force Chrome to always use HTTPS for that site – even if you're clicking an HTTP link that someone else has posted in the forums.

Most sites these days will request the browser to add them to the HSTS list the first time you visit them. The only downside to doing this is that it makes the site inaccessible to people who can't use HTTPS.

(That's not many, but last time I checked there were still a couple of countries where HTTPS is outlawed so the government can spy on anything you do online; and Google actually make a HTTP-only version of Chrome for those people. I'm not sure if some jails might have similar requirements about not allowing people to keep secrets)

I am hoping we can set the sit to force HTTPS, but no luck yet. There are still bits I do not have access to.

Additional tip: If you're using Chrome

Good stuff.

In Firefox, in Settings - Privacy, scroll to the bottom, and there you will find HTTPS Only Mode. (It allows you to confirm the connection when a site is only HTTP, by the way, and lots of IF sites are only HTTP. I was scared that I'd lose access in HTTPS only mode, but nope. It works well.)



(I won't bump this thread anymore after this time.)

Remember that time I said the following?


(I won't bump this thread anymore after this time.)

I lied.

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