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Sepp71
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allow only https:// avatars

Post by Sepp71 » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:15 am

Did anyone find a solution for this?
Same problem here: I have set my page to SSL and now the avatars hosted on external servers break my board to "mixed contents" resulting not only in the optical problems mentioned above but are also blocking permanent cookies on some browsers.
As i fear that some users will use pictures without respecting copyrights, hosting avatars on my own server is not an option.

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Re: allow only https:// avatars

Post by cyrilca » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:41 am

To richey and Sepp71,

In order to deal with this issue, I have successfully installed the extension CAMO SSL PROXY on my 3.1.10 forum (still working with 3.2). Please keep in mind that this extension is marked abandoned (ABD) and that it will thus probably not be further developed. Anyway, you can still test it on a local copy of your forum and decide if you would like to use it.

The URL of my live forum is in my profile, if you want to see it live.

My settings (see topic linked above for the explanations) :

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    Enabled : training mode
    Simple Mode : Simple Mode
    Address of the image proxy : images.weserv.nl/?url=
    Camo API key : *leave empty*

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Re: allow only https:// avatars

Post by Sepp71 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:37 pm

Thanks for showing this! But it seems to be a website that hides the real URL by somehow rewriting the original http-only url to a new one with a new server, now reached via https.
This might be connected with new copyright-problems because it hides the original source of the image an could be seen as URL-cloaking or mistreating the https-services.
That is what I would expect from a name including "Camo" = Camouflage.
From my point of view it would be better simply to block the input forms for URL's in the UCP when someone wants to enter an address starting with http:// and not with https://.

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Re: allow only https:// avatars

Post by richey » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:52 pm

... which is why I've been asking about this here ;-) :
viewtopic.php?t=2419081
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Re: allow only https:// avatars

Post by Sepp71 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:30 pm

Thanks! I'll watch that topic, too and hope someone might post a solution - here or there...
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Re: allow only https:// avatars

Post by richey » Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:51 pm

Did you already find anything out?
What puzzles me is that the 'https'-URL-checking code snippet I posted in the other thread doesn't even seem to be triggered. :-o
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