Address bar says not secure


#1

I have been using octoprint for several months now.
I was able to get everything working by watching a youtube tutorial.

I am connecting to my home router.it is secured with a password.

I recently noticed the address bar is red and says not secure.
Unfortunately I am not that knowledgeable in this area. as stated I needed a tutorial to get this far.

any advice for what is going on and how to fix


#2

It is more than safe enough to use on your local network, with trusted users. It is NOT secure to use like this over the internet. Your browser does not discern between these two scenarios.


#3

What browser? What version of browser?

Are you using OctoPrint's Access Control (from the Setup Wizard)? [Sounds like that's a "yes" here from your description.]

What's the URL you're using? http://octopi.local or https://octopi.local


#4

browser is chrome V 71.0.3578.98
url is whatever number my router assigns it.

don't know what octoprints access control is.


#5

To have a https connection, you need to have a certain certificate. And those are not for free


#6

They can be had for free (https://letsencrypt.org/), but installing them is not entirely trivial, especially for local use. Then again, for local use it is not necessary to use https, as long as you can trust the users of your local network.


#7

So what we learned here is that the original poster used a Chrome browser to enter an address like:

192.168.0.12

...into the address bar. If Chrome is whining about the "insecurity" of your local website then this is Google's fault.

I assume that this is a private IP address like 192.168.x.x or 10.x.x.x but not something else. If it's a valid public IP address then Chrome probably should warn you.