DeviantArt Is Switching To HTTPS
|15 min read
Recommended Journals
Great Progress
A conversation with the community about DeviantArt and the road ahead has to start somewhere. In the coming weeks and months, Heidi (https://www.deviantart.com/heidi) and her team will begin an elaborate conversation while maintaining a constant feedback loop with myself, our product & engineering teams, and our whole organization. Those who peruse my journal tend to be deep insiders who want real insights and a candid perspective. At least that's how I see it. So this is a post for you. I run our core products with our product and ux teams. A lot of names and faces have changed on those teams throughout the years, but I've been your lead contributor to these design
Green Theme is Here, Pagination Coming Soon!
Experience Eclipse in dark, light, and now… green. By popular community demand, a kindred green theme is here. Try Eclipse in its New Theme! Many of you caught the clues in our DeviantArt: Behind the Scenes journal, but it’s now official: we’ve introduced a green theme to DeviantArt Eclipse! The green theme combines the new features and aesthetic of Eclipse, while providing a familiar green look for those who missed those familiar DeviantArt colors. For lovers of the dark and light themes, both will continue to exist and will be receiving additional refinements (particularly as related to contrast) in the upcoming weeks! (Featured: @Monanu, Pale Beauty by @thefirebomb) Based on the color scheme of classic DeviantArt, the new green theme is designed to help current deviants more easily transition into the world of Eclipse. With the addition of green, you can vary your Eclipse experience based on your personal preferences. While some people might pick one theme and stick with it
Feedback Revamp: Updates You've Requested
Check out the upgrades we've made to Feedback – enabling your notifications to be more accessible and feel more seamless! Feedback is the center for your personal activity: your comments, replies, mentions, and more. The updates @spyed mentioned in a journal a couple weeks back have just launched – here's what's new: More ways to view notifications The new version of Feedback now comes in two views, which you can choose based on how you like to read through your notifications: Simple View – for a quick glance and rapid response, you'll see all your latest notifications in chronological order. Advanced View – if you're more into the deep dive, you can view your notifications in stacks according to what type they are – comments, mentions, replies, and more. See more in less space Based on your feedback, we’ve resized and optimized the items in Feedback for better readability and viewing experience of your notifications. We’ve also added icons so that you can quickly scan through
Featured in groupsSee All
danlev's avatar
By danlev   |   Watch
1K 1K 133K (1 Today)
Published: August 10, 2017


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.



Recommended Journals
Great Progress
A conversation with the community about DeviantArt and the road ahead has to start somewhere. In the coming weeks and months, Heidi (https://www.deviantart.com/heidi) and her team will begin an elaborate conversation while maintaining a constant feedback loop with myself, our product & engineering teams, and our whole organization. Those who peruse my journal tend to be deep insiders who want real insights and a candid perspective. At least that's how I see it. So this is a post for you. I run our core products with our product and ux teams. A lot of names and faces have changed on those teams throughout the years, but I've been your lead contributor to these design
Green Theme is Here, Pagination Coming Soon!
Experience Eclipse in dark, light, and now… green. By popular community demand, a kindred green theme is here. Try Eclipse in its New Theme! Many of you caught the clues in our DeviantArt: Behind the Scenes journal, but it’s now official: we’ve introduced a green theme to DeviantArt Eclipse! The green theme combines the new features and aesthetic of Eclipse, while providing a familiar green look for those who missed those familiar DeviantArt colors. For lovers of the dark and light themes, both will continue to exist and will be receiving additional refinements (particularly as related to contrast) in the upcoming weeks! (Featured: @Monanu, Pale Beauty by @thefirebomb) Based on the color scheme of classic DeviantArt, the new green theme is designed to help current deviants more easily transition into the world of Eclipse. With the addition of green, you can vary your Eclipse experience based on your personal preferences. While some people might pick one theme and stick with it
Feedback Revamp: Updates You've Requested
Check out the upgrades we've made to Feedback – enabling your notifications to be more accessible and feel more seamless! Feedback is the center for your personal activity: your comments, replies, mentions, and more. The updates @spyed mentioned in a journal a couple weeks back have just launched – here's what's new: More ways to view notifications The new version of Feedback now comes in two views, which you can choose based on how you like to read through your notifications: Simple View – for a quick glance and rapid response, you'll see all your latest notifications in chronological order. Advanced View – if you're more into the deep dive, you can view your notifications in stacks according to what type they are – comments, mentions, replies, and more. See more in less space Based on your feedback, we’ve resized and optimized the items in Feedback for better readability and viewing experience of your notifications. We’ve also added icons so that you can quickly scan through
Featured in groupsSee All
Comments1886
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
Montevideonights's avatar
MontevideonightsHobbyist General Artist
TYRANT!!! THE WEBSITE IS BREAKING DOWN AND WE ARE SUFFERING!!!
snazzie-designz's avatar
snazzie-designz 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?
dADroid-bot's avatar
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.
candy-hippie's avatar
candy-hippieProfessional 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?
snazzie-designz's avatar
snazzie-designz 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?
danlev's avatar

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

smbhax's avatar
smbhaxProfessional 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
12DAMDO's avatar
12DAMDOHobbyist 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
12DAMDO's avatar
12DAMDOHobbyist Filmographer
ps. the problem with it turning yellow is that my version of chrome hates this
MoonFlowerSax's avatar
MoonFlowerSaxHobbyist General Artist
So you waited to switch to https until a point it has gotten insecure.
That's... tragic.
DMSalesman's avatar
DMSalesmanHobbyist Writer
It's about time. Now, if they would take some measures against bots… it'd be the icing on the cake.
cubitknot's avatar
cubitknotHobbyist
https isn't even secure anymore... internet needs to be redesigned
aMysticalArtist's avatar
I agree someone has to block porn from the net especially hackers...
cubitknot's avatar
cubitknotHobbyist
no way dude.. i like my pornhub
aMysticalArtist's avatar
...........................................................................................................................................................................................................
LordBlackTiger666's avatar
LordBlackTiger666Student 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:
StarryAether's avatar
StarryAetherHobbyist 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.
PoonieFox's avatar
PoonieFoxProfessional 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;;
PoonieFox's avatar
PoonieFoxProfessional 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
AshK1980's avatar
I'm getting a Connection is not Secure thing when I try to log in to my DeviantArt Page.
reafu-fu's avatar
reafu-fuProfessional 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"? 
muteor's avatar
muteorHobbyist General Artist
You can use sta.sh/ if you need https image hosting.
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Sign In
©2019 DeviantArt
All Rights reserved