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DeviantArt Is Switching To HTTPS

Thu Aug 10, 2017, 10:57 AM by danlev:icondanlev:


Starting today, DeviantArt is completely switching over to HTTPS. You’ll notice that the URL in your browser bar will soon begin with “https” rather than “http.” This means our pages will be delivered over a secure, encrypted channel.

This change will be rolling out to all deviants over the coming days.

While DeviantArt had implemented HTTPS on sensitive pages -- such as our login and shopping cart pages — many years ago, it’s overdue that we extend HTTPS to the rest of the site.

Learn more about HTTPS

Some Notes for Developers of Journal Skins and Profile Customizations

If you develop your own Journal Skins, or any sort of profile customizations or browser extensions, please note that only HTTPS images will be served on DeviantArt. If you’ve uploaded your Journal Skins to DeviantArt’s Journal Skins category, you won’t need to make any changes.  If you have a custom Journal Skin that you’ve made on your own account (or any custom browser extensions) that includes images on an insecure site, those images will no longer be displayed. To fix this, you can upload your images to Sta.sh, or any other image hosting platform that offers HTTPS.

HTTPS has become a standard on the Web, and we’re happy to make our part of the Web a safer and more secure place.




Starting today, DeviantArt is completely switching over to HTTPS. You’ll notice that the URL in your browser bar will soon begin with “https” rather than “http.” This means our pages will be delivered over a secure, encrypted channel.
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:iconsnazzie-designz:
snazzie-designz Featured By Owner May 3, 2019   General Artist
I'm writing a custom journal skin and I want to put a link to my website on the skin, but my website (www.snazziedesignz.com) isn't https. I don't have the time to start changing my entire website over to https just because dA can't link to it.  Is there any way of linking to my website from the journal without it redirecting to the https version which is not set up?
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:icondadroid-bot:
dADroid-bot Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018
danlev Is there any exceptions to load un-HTTPS external images?
The link to the image I'm using is not being served with any SSL/TLS certificates, and I really need to load the image without it.
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:iconcandy-hippie:
candy-hippie Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Professional General Artist
This has broken all of my outgoing links. I don't mind that DevianArt is using https site-wide, but it is also applying https to all non-DeviantArt links, and that is not acceptable. I contacted technical support, and it doesn't seem DeviantArt staff care that they are breaking outgoing links. This benefits DA at our expense by keeping users on the site. I wonder if it is deliberate?
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:iconsnazzie-designz:
snazzie-designz Featured By Owner May 3, 2019   General Artist
I agree that it is good policy for using it site-wide but not for external links. When you sign up for dA you agree to terms and conditions and one of them is that deviantart is not responsible for any content on external links. So why are they enforcing https on external links?
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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018

Heya. Do you have examples of links that have been broken?

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:iconsmbhax:
smbhax Featured By Owner Edited Apr 10, 2019  Professional General Artist
The link to candyhippy.com in Candy's latest deviation, for instance:


Also the similar link in their deviantID widget.

Similarly, outgoing link to a smbhax.com page in my latest deviation:


and smbhax.com link in my deviantID. Oh, and in my comment signature. : o Also noticed it with a link in my blog widget, before I removed that widget.

I had contacted your support about this, and although they seemed a little confused, they sort of suggested it was a browser's "warning" about redirecting to an insecure site. It isn't--it's actually a Firefox bug; it doesn't happen in Chrome or Edge, and only happens in Firefox if the link is clicked directly, rather than copied and pasted. I made a Mozilla Support Forum thread about it


and a knowledgeable user there found a somewhat old Bugzilla entry about the underlying bug in Firefox that causes it to happen, and added a note to it that it is affecting outgoing links on dA:

"CSP upgrade insecure requests follow through to new (insecured) domains"

Hopefully they'll get it fixed at some point. = o
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:icon12damdo:
12DAMDO Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
this is a scam! my HTTPS keeps turning yellow due to the ads deviantart accepts! there should be a rule where HTTPS sites are required to manage their ads and are not permitted to charge people for closing ads... otherwise they should go back to basic HTTP
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:icon12damdo:
12DAMDO Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
ps. the problem with it turning yellow is that my version of chrome hates this
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:iconmoonflowersax:
MoonFlowerSax Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
So you waited to switch to https until a point it has gotten insecure.
That's... tragic.
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:icondmsalesman:
DMSalesman Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
It's about time. Now, if they would take some measures against bots… it'd be the icing on the cake.
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:iconcubitknot:
cubitknot Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017  Hobbyist
https isn't even secure anymore... internet needs to be redesigned
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:iconamysticalartist:
aMysticalArtist Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017
I agree someone has to block porn from the net especially hackers...
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:iconcubitknot:
cubitknot Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017  Hobbyist
no way dude.. i like my pornhub
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:iconamysticalartist:
aMysticalArtist Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017
Ok.......
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:iconcubitknot:
cubitknot Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017  Hobbyist
Stupid Me! 
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:iconamysticalartist:
aMysticalArtist Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017
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:iconlordblacktiger666:
LordBlackTiger666 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I noticed that pictures links are automatically set to "https". As a result, some image hosting such as Xooimage no longer display pictures on DeviantART (for profile, journal, etc.)
For my part, I noticed today this detail ... Just before I had to change all links to another hosting like Noelshack (a French images hosting)! Ok, the "https" has a good advantage with a few minor disadvantages :XD:
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:iconstarryaether:
StarryAether Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It seems to be using the background code for the Featured Deviation Widget hasn't been working for many people since this update, the backgrounds aren't showing up at all.
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:iconpooniefox:
PoonieFox Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
ah i fixed it, really unconvinient way of useing pictures though,
having to upload it and then download it again to be able to use them for customization ;;m;;
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:iconpooniefox:
PoonieFox Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
too bad the stash pictures do not work with the HTML :(
I replaced all the pictures i had on my page with stash ones, but it still will not work alas :c
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:iconashk1980:
AshK1980 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017
I'm getting a Connection is not Secure thing when I try to log in to my DeviantArt Page.
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:iconreafu-fu:
reafu-fu Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Good thing  I found this announcement article, I was wondering why my journal and profile layouts weren't working.  Any suggestions for image hosts that use "https"? 
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:iconmuteor:
muteor Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You can use sta.sh/ if you need https image hosting.
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:iconreafu-fu:
reafu-fu Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Done!  Thanks!
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:iconverridith:
Verridith Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
I love this change but I do not like that I have to fix all of my http images and rehost them for my group, haha. ;-;
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:iconbanefulness:
Banefulness Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for completely ruining all my own domain hosting. Not all of us can afford a commercial certificate. What's the point in core if I can't make my journals and stuff interesting?
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:icondarkasteria:
DarkAsteria Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017   General Artist
It's a incovenience, but I rather have broken themes than security problems. And DA had those quite a lot, so I am glad they finally move their ass up to do something about it
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:iconrandomduck:
randomduck Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017
You can get a free cert now - letsencrypt.org
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:iconfictasy:
Fictasy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Everyone who is confused about why or what HTTPS is! Here is a simpler explanation: 

HTTPS encrypts the connection between your session and the site.
   Think of it like speaking through a "walkie-talkie", to one person specifically (these two parties being you & DA, and your conversation being the connection between you and the site). You are talking to one another, however it's open and someone else can still listen in without either of you realising it (Your conversation being the data shared between you and the site).
Now think of HTTPS as switching that conversation over to a phone call. Much more private and secure. The odds of someone hearing what you and DA are saying are greatly diminished.

Here is a short article on HTTPS, if you want to know more:
www.entrepreneur.com/article/2…
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:icona1z2e3r:
A1Z2E3R Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017
All right ! It's a great news ! Thanks !  ;o)
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:iconswappyshira:
SwappyShira Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017
cool ^^
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:iconkriskullett:
Kriskullett Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Student General Artist
Thanks, dA!!! :hug:
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:iconpunkandartstjimmy:
punkandartStJimmy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's wonderful. It was about time. Thank you very much, DA.
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:iconnegalimbo:
NegaLimbo Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017
Hm. Understandable.
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:iconaltivodoj:
ALTIVODOJ Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Ok dude.
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:iconliam2010:
Liam2010 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I see... ;) (Wink) 
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:icondaizyel:
Daizyel Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's really a good new, Thanks!
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:iconlulukatz:
LuluKatz Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017   Artist
ok 
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:iconrosianausagi:
RosianaUsagi Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
My deviantart app won't log me in. Is there a way to fix that?
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:iconmahendra521:
mahendra521 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
okey
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:iconlovelyfantasy:
lovelyfantasy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017   Digital Artist
ah I see OAO
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:iconmarioandsonic7760:
marioandsonic7760 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017
k thx
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:iconnicolefandude109:
NicoleFandude109 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Student Artist
k
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:iconburningrage8-13:
burningrage8-13 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
my Kindle Fire won't load my dA page with that! What do I do?
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:iconroos-skywalker:
Roos-Skywalker Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
About damn time. Thank you for making the web a safer place.
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:icon0spore13:
0spore13 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Student General Artist
Yay this was a well needed change that is good!
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:iconwannienator:
Wannienator Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
cool
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:iconfloofishade:
floofishade Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok
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:icondavidhoffrichter:
DavidHoffrichter Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
for the past few weeks I've noticed that whenever I try to go to my page directly via the URL. or type a username first, then .deviantart I get a privacy error saying connection is not private. However if I go directly to deviantart's main page without a username, it proceeds just fine. Is there an fix for this using Chrome?
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:iconmuteor:
muteor Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Some profiles use http images for off site images, so in some older browsers you will see a warning. We instruct Chrome to block all non secure content so you shouldn't see a warning, though its a newer feature of chrome so maybe try updating it. 
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What's Next for Eclipse: Custom SectionsLast week, we showed you some ways you can personalize your Profiles in Eclipse. Another high priority of our product roadmap has been customization, an ability many in the DeviantArt community feel is integral to the DNA of the site. That’s why we're excited to show you a preview of Custom sections in Eclipse!Want to feature your favourite deviation? Showcase a funny GIF? Link to some thought-provoking journals? The possibilities are endless, and now you’ve got the perfect customizable space to share what you want to share, without having to know any coding! Choose a colorful background or upload one of your own, easily format text, add emotes, and curate a Profile that personifies YOU!Custom sections let any deviant customize their Profile easily and seamlessly, whether you've joined us 3 weeks ago or been around since Tobey Maguire was Spider-Man (that was in 2002, in case you didn't know). We can’t wait to see how you all personalize your Profiles. Share with us in the comments the different ways you plan to use Custom sections!Got something else on your mind? Let us know:Switch to DeviantArt EclipseClick your avatar Select “Give Your Feedback” to access our official formSpecial shoutout to the DeviantArt staff involved with these major customization updates:@tomergr @heidi @roihim @yury-n @noaron @zilla774 @mariiasv @nishnushtlv @chenarbel @thesquidarrives @artbitMention them if you have a question, or just wanna show 'em some love!...
Thank You for Your Feedback on Eclipse!

Last week, we announced the Beta launch of DeviantArt Eclipse — a completely redesigned version of DeviantArt that puts more emphasis on artists and their art. As a Beta release, Eclipse is still under development and only available to a small portion of the DeviantArt community. We use the Beta release to gather feedback that allows us to closely analyze deviant engagement and sentiment.

Over 4,000 deviants have already tried Eclipse and many have shared their invaluable and much-appreciated feedback. We’ve received nearly 1,700 individual Eclipse feedback reports — including 407 bug reports, 532 feature requests, and 748 pieces of general commentary. Our team has read through and triaged over 60% of these reports and has a goal of completing all of them in the coming week. Thank you to every deviant who has taken the time to share feedback. Whether you’re someone who provided a few words or several paragraphs of candid response, we appreciate the passion you have for helping us ensure Eclipse will meet the needs of our diverse community.

This Is Just the Beginning of Eclipse

As with most Beta releases, we launched Eclipse knowing there were bugs and highlighted a handful of the most obvious in our release journal. We wanted to release sooner than later so we can begin this journey together – gathering feedback and insights and applying it into our development, fixes, and improvements. Plus, as Beta Testers, this is what you signed up for! We need your deviant-expertise to help identify bugs everything from baby bugs to elusive, exotic bugs.

Based on feedback, it’s clear there are certain areas of Eclipse that are leaps and bounds ahead of the “green site.” It’s also clear there are some things that need to be improved. We expected this and continue to welcome your feedback — the good and the bad. We’re in this together and want to hear from deviants every step of the way.

We're Exploring More Ways To Customize Your Profile

Eclipse provides new ways to personalize your Profile, including the ability to select Header Art for your page, linking to your social media platforms, and stating your commission status. However, with the removal of Custom Box, we heard, loud and clear, that deviants want more options to display content.We’re also in the process of exploring other ways you can customize your Profile.We’ll be sharing tips and varied examples of ways you can really customize Profiles. In the meantime, here’s one example of how @katy-l-wood is testing Eclipse’s current abilities to enhance her Profile.
Many deviants asked for the ability to showcase a single deviation on your profile. This is something we are already working on. We’d also like to clarify that, for the foreseeable future, Custom Boxes within Groups will remain as they are. Groups will eventually be redesigned with Eclipse in mind, but that process won’t be complete for many months. We’ll provide advance notice about any removal of Custom Boxes in Groups.

Addressing Your Other Top Concerns

The new Feedback allows easy viewability of your most recent and unread notifications; however, we’ve seen concerns about Feedback needing improvement as a whole. For example, deviants report it’s cumbersome to remove notifications and it’s hard to remove notifications in bulk. We’ll be making the “remove” button more accessible so that you can one-click remove (or one-click save) just as you could on the “green site.” We’re still reviewing the experience of mass removing feedback and hope to have updates soon.We are currently working on issues regarding Header Art and avatars – specifically, their size and quality. Icon codes and plz accounts will be coming soon to Eclipse. :iconlaplz:The new text editor makes it easy to write Literature, with the option to add formatting and illustrations to your work. That said, the Literature experience in Eclipse is still a work in progress. As we mentioned in the Beta journal, using Literature and journal thumbnails is not yet finished. Literature thumbnails in the sidebar (under “More Like This”) are also not yet finished.Improving the display of Literature thumbnails is something our Product and UX teams are already actively working on improving.Having a “Show More” link on deviation descriptions and comments allows for a cleaner viewing experience; however, based on feedback, we've removed "Show More" from deviation descriptions and comments.While search in Gallery, Favourites, and Journals didn’t make it into the Beta version of Eclipse, it’s our aim to bring this functionality to Eclipse.Several deviants brought up that the ability to include thumbs by pasting a URL (or thumb code) is not currently possible. We mentioned this in the original announcement, but we want to reiterate this is not working as intended and will be implemented in the future.

Of course, this isn’t a complete list. It represents our first step at addressing some of your top concerns and we’ll be sharing more responses and updates — including bug fixes — in the weeks ahead.

Keep it Coming!

In the release process, things are constantly evolving as we gain insights and implement updates. Please keep in mind these updates can take time to get used to. As you continue to explore Eclipse, share your thoughts and concerns through the Eclipse overall feedback or bug report/feature request forms. While we encourage general discussion in the journal comments, using the official form allows us to triage and act on feedback in a quicker, more manageable way.

We also want to give a shout-out to the amazing deviants who’ve produced really thorough Eclipse reviews:

Re: Eclipse by @rotane Eclipse by @katy-l-wood Review of Eclipse + Suggestions @nominee84 @senshistock’s video and documentEclipse Glimpse and Thoughts by @lexidus @taitrochelle’s videoMy Deviation Submission Journey in Eclipse PLUS by @ilantiis My Thoughts on the New Watch/Feedback System by @iingo Eclipse: WhatIsRight, WhatIsNot, HowToFixIt @ashclad-shade

Again, thank you to everyone! With your feedback, we’ve filed numerous bugs and our developers are working on them continually.



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