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[resolved] Disable CDN for https (5 posts)

  1. Chris
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi, is there any way how CDN can be automatically disabled whenever pages are viewed with SSL/https (so that content is exclusively loaded from the original site for which the ssl certificate is valid)?
    If not, can we have it in a future release?
    Thank you!

  2. O Ofutur
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I agree, that would be a needed feature.
    a) SSL CDN is expensive
    b) it's a waste of resources, if it's just for a login page, etc.

  3. Frederick Townes
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 years ago #

    Olivier, I'm not sure why CDN is expensive. Amazon supports it for some time at no significant cost and it's no waste of resources.

    Anyway, simply select http only on the CDN settings tab, available in the development release.

  4. O Ofutur
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello Frederick,
    AFAIK, Amazon doesn't let you use your own cert, so it's fine if you don't mind the long cloudfront URL for your pictures, but is a problem for people wanting to use their own domains.
    By waste of resources, I meant that if it's only used for the login page, for some admins, it would save on bandwidth costs if assets were loaded locally. Granted, it's only a fraction of the bandwidth, but every little helps ;).

    So the behaviour of "HTTP only" has changed in the dev version? In the latest stable version it would simply load pictures from the CDN using http instead of https and that would create "mixed content" errors in browsers.

  5. chensihai
    Posted 4 years ago #

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