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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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: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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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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:icondanlev:
danlev Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018

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

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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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:iconstarletkei:
StarletKei 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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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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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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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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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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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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DavidHoffrichter Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
my browsers are up to date, and firefox/chrome have the same warning issue if I attach a username. If I go directly to the front page without a username, there isn't an issue for me, which is how I have been arriving on the website. I appreciate the response though, thank you.
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Minimoon38 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much Thanks For The Llama Emote 
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wajahatkhan Featured By Owner Edited Aug 16, 2017  Student Photographer
Thanks for the more security.
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