Publishing is trying to connect using https and not http.

Posted on 2014-03-25
Last Modified: 2014-03-29
First, thank you for your time.

I have created a LightSwitch application which basically means it's just a silverlight application.  Within IIS I have created a very vanilla, nothing special, website on port 85.  It is not configured with 1) a virtual directory, 2) an application, 3) a certificate, 4) any ssl security settings.   During the publish wizard steps I have said No to the Secure Connections question.  I believe this to mean use http and not https.

However, when I publish to my localhost website, the output says it cannot connect to website:  https://localhost:85.  I agree!  It shouldn't be able to connect using a secure connection on port 85.  But I didn't tell it to use a secure connection.

Why is it trying to connect using https and not http?

What should I check.  I am clearly missing something.

Again, thank you for your time.
Question by:MichaelDavidCarr
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
LVL 27

Expert Comment

ID: 39954224
On the publish wizard, what do you see in the Specify a certificate step?
Also, check the publish output step and look for the Server URL value and make sure it doesn't have https://

Author Comment

ID: 39954660
Thank you for responding.

Here are the screen shots of the Publishing Wizard.  As you can see I am specifying that https is not required and no certificate.  The other screen shot is of the output window and there you can see that it is trying to connect using https.

I am pulling my hair out over this.  I need big help.

Thank you.

Not that it makes any difference, but I made a slight typo in the original question.  I initially said I was using port 85 when actually I am using port 83.  oops.
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Carl Tawn
ID: 39956124
It may be down to the settings for the web app rather than the publishing option. In Visual Studio, from Project menu, select "<your application> Properties...". In the properties window that opens go to the "Web" tab then check the "Start Action" and "Servers" sections to see if either of them reference a HTTPS url.
Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.


Author Comment

ID: 39956611
Thank you for your time Carl.

I was hoping there would be, but unfortunately, I could not find any references to https.

Any other suggestions?
LVL 52

Expert Comment

by:Carl Tawn
ID: 39956857
Open up the .csproj file in notepad and look for the deployment related section (should be called something like <PropertyGroup Condition="'$(Configuration)|$(Platform)' == 'DEV-Deploy|AnyCPU'">), and see what it says. There may be some reference to https in there.

Author Comment

ID: 39956931
I have already done that.  When I initially googled this problem I found this link:

This post outlines how to reset all the publishing settings in the PropertyGroup section.  I did that and still to no avail!
LVL 27

Expert Comment

ID: 39962085
Look for this setting in your web.config and change it to false

  <add key="Microsoft.LightSwitch.RequireEncryption" value="True" />

Open in new window

LVL 52

Accepted Solution

Carl Tawn earned 500 total points
ID: 39964004
On the "Application Server Configuration" tab of the publish wizard, double check the paths and URLs specified. If you've just specified "localhost:83" as the target URL, then it may be assuming "https", so make sure that you have explicitly stated the URL as "http://localhost:83".

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39964082
Sammy's advice was good too, but it was Carl's solution that did the trick.  Thank you to both of you for helping me.

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Whether you've completed a degree in computer sciences or you're a self-taught programmer, writing your first lines of code in the real world is always a challenge. Here are some of the most common pitfalls for new programmers.
As tax season makes its return, so does the increase in cyber crime and tax refund phishing that comes with it
This is Part 3 in a 3-part series on Experts Exchange to discuss error handling in VBA code written for Excel. Part 1 of this series discussed basic error handling code using VBA.…
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an antispam), the admini…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question