[Knacksteem] Loading site via http:// doesn't redirect to https://

in #utopian-io2 years ago

Project Information

Expected behavior

When a user attempts to launch Knacksteem via HTTP they should automatically be redirected to https://, based on the following pull request https://github.com/knacksteem/knacksteem.org/pull/16 the site should automatically redirect a user when attempting to load the site via http://

Actual Behaviour

If you visit http://knacksteem.org it will not automatically redirect the user, it will instead cause cross-origin errors and the categories will not be loaded. Overall the site was not usable via http://

Steps to reproduce

  1. Go to http://knacksteem.org

Note: The http:// within the URL

Error Details

The following errors are present in the console upon load of http://knacksteem.org


Issue resolution

This could potentially be resolved by using:

express-force-https in server.js

First define secure as below:

const secure = require('express-force-https')

and then add


I can see that there is already app.use(redirectToHTTPS([/localhost:(\d{4})/], [], 301)); within server.js and although I'm not familiar with that library, my solution may potentially conflict without me being able to conduct further testing.


  • Browser: Google Chrome (Version 65.0.3325.162 (Official Build) (64-bit))
  • Device: MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013)
  • Operating system: MacOS HighSierra Version 10.13

Reporting & Resolution

Since the issue that was made here:


This issue has been resolved and if you go to http://knacksteem.org you will see that it successfully redirects you to https://knacksteem.org/. This can be seen in the following commit:


GitHub Account

A link to my GitHub account can be found here:



Hi @tobias-g, thanks for this contribution.

I just tried loading the page using the following address < http://knacksteem.org/ >. I see this has now been resolved as the page was successfully redirected to https.

I like how this report is structured. I enjoyed how well you described the expected behavior, referencing the pull request https://github.com/knacksteem/knacksteem.org/pull/16 as the basis for your user expectation.

The single step you provided was enough. It was quite easy to follow, just make sure it's http and not https before the address. Well, I couldn't reproduce the error because it was already fixed :)

It can be seen in the commit that the PO put to use, the suggestion you gave, in implementing the fix.

Great job... Sorry you had to wait a month long to see it fixed :(

I look forward to more of your reports.

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Thank you for your review, @fego! Keep up the good work!

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