Is HTTPS Supported

Developer
Apr 17, 2009 at 3:35 PM
I just came across your application.  Very nice.  I haven't seen anything about whether HTTPS is supported or not.  Can you confirm if HTTPS connection verification is supported?

Thanks.
Coordinator
Apr 21, 2009 at 6:28 PM
Sadly I haven't tested it with HTTPS as far as I recall. It's been a while since I coded on this one so don't know sadly. If you find out, I would be happy to know the result.
Developer
Apr 21, 2009 at 11:04 PM
Just did a quick test and it doesn't seem to support SSL.  First, when you try and add https://www.dscoduc.com the URL added ends up being http://https://www.dscoduc.com.  It seems the application assumes it should be http...  So I tried to do an export/import and modify the url that way... it loaded the https://www.dscoduc.com correctly using this work around so it must be something in the Add URL mechanism... 

Next I ran a test while using WireShark to watch the HTTPS traffic.  It seems a SSL handshake happens fine but the connection reports failed in the WebMonitor console.

So judging from that brief test it is safe to assume that currently WebMonitor doesn't support HTTPS requests...  I will have a look at the source code for ways to make this work...

Chris
Developer
Apr 22, 2009 at 5:23 PM
Just updated the source to allow entering https url's and also ignore untrusted certificates...
Coordinator
Apr 22, 2009 at 6:23 PM
That's so cool! Your help on this project is really appreciated, thanks! :)