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jGromit

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RSS feed for a secure site
Posted: 06-Jan-2017 17:50
 
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I've converted all of my self-hosted sites to SSL, using https: This has triggered an interesting little cascade of problems in jAlbum, particularly with the Android app. I'm getting error messages about RSS being disabled, albums with slides, but no thumbnails, and so on.

It took me a while to hunt down the source of the problems, and I believe I've found it. If I go to Settings > General > Address and enter the correct URL to the album - for example https://example.com/AppTest/ - the RSS file ends up with some mangled addresses, like:
<jalbum:absolutePath>http://https://example.com/AppTest/</jalbum:absolutePath>
This, needless to say, causes a bunch of related problems with things like choosing a thumbnail image for the album listing on the profile page, using the Android app, and so on.

If I enter the non-secure address, using just http:, that produces its own set of failures, because the site redirects all hits to https:.

Needless to say, at this point I'm so confused, I don't know how to get anything to work.

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jGromit

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Re: RSS feed for a secure site
Posted: 06-Jan-2017 23:03   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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Even if I manually correct the mangled URL's in the album.rss file, I still don't get an album that works with the Android app.

If I use http: in the album.rss file, I get slides, but no thumbnails. If I use https: in the album.rss file, I get neither.
davidekholm

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Re: RSS feed for a secure site
Posted: 07-Jan-2017 13:02   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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I've corrected the mangled URL you get when using https:// now. Please do a core update to 13.8.5 to see that fix. The Android issue I can't answer. I'll see if Anders has something to say about that.
jGromit

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Re: RSS feed for a secure site
Posted: 07-Jan-2017 15:29   in response to: davidekholm in response to: davidekholm
 
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The RSS file now looks correct in 13.8.4, which is certainly a step in the right direction. :)

I'll do some tinkering today, but yes, I think the Android app problem is a separate issue, based on my limited tests. It's a tough thing to test, in part because I'm not sure what kind of caching the app is doing. So if I change something, then access the album again, I'm not confident that the app is "seeing" the change. I have no idea how to clear its cache, if there is one.
jGromit

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Re: RSS feed for a secure site
Posted: 08-Jan-2017 15:30   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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The RSS part of this problem is now fixed. I've started new threads about related issues.
davidekholm

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Re: RSS feed for a secure site
Posted: 08-Jan-2017 17:38   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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