Disable forced HTTPS

The netlify site name is: note-staging.revealbio.com

I think we had originally enabled the forced HTTPS feature, but recently found some issues. Im trying to debug things now by going to just the HTTP version of the site, but I cant find a way to disable the forced HTTPS settings. Is there a way to disable this feature?

Hi, @revealbio and welcome to the Netlify community site. :+1:

All sites at Netlify at HTTPS only by default. We have a blog post about this here:

It isn’t possible to disable this setting. If there are other questions or concerns, please let us know.

Right, the Netlify sites are HTTPS by default. However, when you add a custom domain, there is an option to force HTTPS. If you enable that, there doesn’t seem to be a way to disable it.

Hey there. We force HTTPS by default. I believe what you’re talking about is the time between adding a custom domain and the issuing of an SSL cert. This isn’t usually very long at all, regardless of whether the enable button is hit.

Thanks for the response. So, it doesn’t matter if I hit the “force HTTPS” button or not, it will always, eventually be HTTPS only?

As far as I’m aware, that’s correct. Let’s Encrypt renews or issues certificates quite regularly so what you’ve seen is a small lapse between the automatic process and the manual option :smile: