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I just noticed that trying to visit one of the per-site metas using HTTPS will (after confirming the security exception due to the limitations of SSL wildcard certificates) give a 403 error:


Yes, I know that HTTPS is not officially supported on SE (yet). But the per-site metas used to work over HTTPS, so this is a regression.

I did some extra testing, and it appears that this error shows up only for the per-site metas with a four-part hostname of the form meta.sitename.stackexchange.com. That is, the following meta sites with custom domains work fine over HTTPS:

but any other per-site metas, (like, say, https://meta.math.stackexchange.com) are broken.

From the error message, I suspect this regression has something to do with the use of the CloudFlare CDN. Perhaps something needs to be (re)configured in SE's CloudFlare settings to make this work again?

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  • It seems that bug report has come down to the same as this... – ᔕᖺᘎᕊ Sep 8 '15 at 19:02

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