HTTP error

Hi Guys, I am trying to  upload some sketchuop files to an 'ible and I keep getting the message HTTP error once they have uploaded. can you help? john

Topic by hogthrob 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago HTTPS configuration Issues

I'm somewhat disappointed that a site like this hasn't moved over to https by default, especially for the login form / while logged in. Further, when manually initiating https connections to I get a certificate error as you're using a certificate for, and mixed content warnings about things coming through unencrypted.  Is there any plan to correct the https configuration of the site?

Topic by mindtesterdev 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

SSL Certificate mismatch

Category group and category are irrelevant.  This is a domain issue. The SSL certificates are for and, neither of which even seem to exist other than being registered to an "Eric Gould", who owns at least 111 domains (that I saw). This is problematic.  Can it be fixed?  Or is someone trying to MITM? Thanks, Sean

Topic by MeanderingCode 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago phishing?

Http:// looks suspicious. Phishing. I ended up on that page via google. Someone wants to steal logins and passwords.

Topic by PawelR 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Pro signup not secure?

I was recently asked to renew my pro subscription via email.  When I visited the renewal page, I noticed that I am asked to enter my credit card information on an insecure web page (http vs https).  Please fix this.   If there is a secure page already, this should be the default.

Topic by smtfish 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

what is the need of air compressor?

Question by Lorraine Prather 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Getting HTTP error on upload

Help! :-) I'm trying to upload a Lego Digital Designer file (.lxf, 18.7kb) and an excel file (.xlsx, 82kb) and I keep getting an HTTP Error. Nothing else is specified about the error. I was able to upload a .jpg to the same instructable.

Topic by FLL_Flaming_Cows 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

It's 2016, and Instructables is owned by a big company now. Why does it still not support HTTPS successfully?

(I thought there was a forum for topics about the Instructables website itself, but apparently not, so I'm putting this in Square Pegs.) Posting this publicly poses no risk to the security of the Instructables website or any user's account. Any attacker who would use this information (which is pretty much all of them) would be able to figure it out on their own more easily than finding and reading this post. It is extremely obvious to anyone who simply looks at the address bar while visiting the website. (I would be very surprised to learn that no one has taken advantage of it already, if that can even be proven.) Instructables appears to be severely behind the times when it comes to keeping its users' accounts safe from hacking, and their communications secure from eavesdropping and tampering. Just about everyone who runs a website or is very active online these days knows the importance of having a secure HTTPS connection between your computer and the website's server. (For anyone who hasn't been paying attention for the past ten years or so, here's a Wikipedia article about it.) Like any security-conscious Web user, I'm reluctant to log into any website that doesn't use HTTPS, especially when I'm on an Internet connection that's not my own. (Just look up Firesheep to see why.) In the early years of the Web, HTTPS didn't exist, and every webpage was loaded and every form was submitted insecurely. Then HTTPS was developed. For years, many websites used HTTPS just for their login pages, and used HTTP (i.e. insecure communication) for the rest of the site, once you logged in. This was better than only HTTP because it kept man-in-the-middle attackers from seeing your password, but they could still manipulate the content you saw or the actions you took after logging in, or take over your session using Firesheep. At that time, website operators didn't want to use HTTPS for their entire sites because it would slow down page loading. These days, however, most websites that you can log into use HTTPS for everything, because it's more secure and there's no longer any reason not to. HTTPS is now much faster than HTTP, because it allows more optimization and compression. The only websites I can think of other than Instructables that let you log in insecurely are those that don't support HTTPS at all, mostly small-time forums operated by people without much website administration expertise. It appears that Instructables has made some attempts to support HTTPS, as evidenced by this forum topic from 4 years ago. That was a complaint that the certificate (from Fastly, the CDN Instructables uses) wasn't valid for Instructables and was therefore rejected by the user's Web browser, preventing a secure connection. One of the replies mentioned that a secure login page was available at, and that login page is actually still available. However, it is not linked to from any other page that I can find, meaning that everyone who doesn't know about it (i.e. the vast majority of users) is logging in insecurely, meaning that the sentence "When sensitive personal information is transferred over the Internet, we encrypt it using Transfer [sic] Layer Security (TLS) encryption technology or similar technology." in the Autodesk Privacy Statement is factually incorrect about Instructables. Furthermore, working HTTPS doesn't seem to be available at all for the user account settings, meaning that when a user changes their password, both the old password and the new password are transmitted insecurely, which also makes that sentence incorrect. Additionally, when I try to use HTTPS for any other Instructables page, it doesn't work. redirects to, while results in the above mentioned certificate error because the certificate Fastly is using doesn't include Instructables on the list of (many) sites that it's valid for. (I can bypass the certificate error and load Instructables over HTTPS anyway, but this is a bad security practice, and the connection does not stay on HTTPS as I browse, making it pointless.) In summary, Instructables seems five to ten years behind the rest of the Web when it comes to user account security. However, I think this could probably all be solved pretty easily, by asking Fastly to enable (or fix, if it's supposed to be enabled already) HTTPS for the domain [www.], and either changing all links to point to HTTPS URLs or (preferably) enabling HSTS, which will cause all users to use HTTPS regardless of the URLs they type or the links or old bookmarks they click. This would likely have the side benefit of speeding up page loading for all users. --- P.S. The lack of HTTPS has also caused me to worry about another aspect of Instructables account security. The Privacy Statement says nothing about how users' credentials are stored on the server(s) to prevent breaches of sensitive information by malicious attackers, negligence, disgruntled employees, etc. (It only says that employees are only allowed to access users' information if they need to to perform their duties, and that data is securely destroyed when no longer needed.) Does Instructables use industry-standard salted hashing (SHA-1 or better) to keep users' passwords secure on the server(s)?

Topic by PointyOintment 3 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Registration and password update accepts a password that cannot be used on the site for logging in later

According to "How to Submit Bug Reports" here come the details: (A) Registration and password update accepts a password that cannot be used on the site for logging in later 1. Acer laptop, T4400 Dual-core CPU, 4GB RAM with Win7 (6.1.7601) Home Premium x64 Service Pack 1 running 2. Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:33.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/33.0 3. Instructables dot com Signup 4. Screen shots attached 5. Steps to reproduce: go to Signup, enter a valid e-mail address You remember and enter a random password e.g. 34 characters long, containing A-Z, a-z, 0-9, and some special characters, e.g. #%'(*.:?@ (I can send You the exact passwords used upon request) You can repeat this as many times You wish with the useful feature called Forgot Username/Password -> You will get the code, You can enter another password like the above and still cannot login. Another strangeness was to me that the 'restored' account had a totally different username from that I originally entered when signing up. Interesting 'phenomenon'. This does not happen with other types of passwords (weaker passwords) Suggestions & ideas: while I did not check page source, input field checking might need improvement. (Bobby Tables: A guide) Another thing (B) is that SSL on the site 'has its limits' B.1, B.2 Same specs apply B.3 Instructables dot com Signup via HTTPS B.4 I trust Your imagination, maybe there is no need for a screen shot B.5 NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID * certification provided by DigiCert (High Assurance CA-3) Steps to reproduce: - reset or check out certificates in test browser - just open the site via https:// Suggestions & ideas: the website could use StartSSL Free or StartSSL Verified Certificates An issue connected to this one is that the SSL Signup page is useless anyway, since captcha cannot be seen and/or entered the via the HTTPS version... (screen shot attached) Suggestions & ideas: make the captcha work on the https page and redirect signups and logins there by default (and then redirect back to http if the original login request came that way) Best Regards, pc-fan

Topic by pc-fan 4 years ago

Https://  This may be a project for me soon. Steel, tho. Not plastic.

Topic by Toga_Dan 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

HTTP error while uploading files

Hey ,  The file upload is not working for me - It keeps showing http error.  One time it showed - IO error  I cannot attach the screen shot to this report as well. It show upload error 407 Also the old uploader is not available in the instructable page I am behind school ntlm proxy. Dont know if that is the reason. Alex

Topic by echoalex 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

How to config http proxy sever?

I wanna use irc cient on my old cellphone.After set up irc sever ( and port (6667). My phone require "use HTTP proxy sever"(because my phone dont support socket).I seach in internet but i cant find any avaiable wapHTTPsever for my phone.Please help me.... This is connect setting of my cellphone: Name :VIETTEL WAP Session mode: permanent security : off data bearer: GPRS GPRS access point : v-wap IP: Authentication type: Normal Login type: Auto User name: mms Password : Thanks !!!

Question by login721 8 years ago

Can't save profile website url with https://

Hi, I'm trying to add a profile URL at the settings page. Our website is https only, but if I add an URL starting with "https://", then after save the "http://" part will be added to the front of the URL, resulting in something like "http://". Attached screenshot after saving. I don't think it's a system issue, but anyways, same experience both with Firefox 39.0 and Chromium 44.0.2403.107, on Arch Linux 64-bit. The problem is at on the Settings tab. Cheers!

Topic by taipeihackerspace 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

Instructables doesn't use HTTPS for its logins

I just noticed instructables doesn't use https for its logins, which is terribly insecure.  You should secure at least your login (and preferably the whole site)

Topic by zkus 3 years ago

Is this possible? Answered

It looks cool, but it's fake. i want it though

Question by milkywaybar 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Bad link?

I received an email (in my yahoo account) saying I had a new comment and to click the link I posted in the topic to view it. When I click it (or copy past the link) I get sent to this login pg:;=/you/backtalkWhen I enter my login info it just takes me back to the same login page. If I log in (in another window) I can get to my instructables inbox but it's empty. Something seems really screwed up.

Topic by flyerd1 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Joule thief from Answered

The joule thief from this website was the first working one I built, mainly because I'd favoured one without a tapped inductor. Anyway, I pulled it out a couple of days ago, and started poking around with it. I noticed that if I put a 10uf  (or maybe it was 1uf or 100uf, sorry, I don't remember) capacitor in parallel with the 0.001uf capacitor, the LED would start to flash. this would not happen with any other value however. Why does this happen? P.S: I've heard that this joule thief is poorly designed. Is this true?

Question by .Unknown. 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Is it true site ( for earning online money?

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Question by wave00 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

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Question by firesleeve 7 years ago

Can't Publish Error "please use an allowed HTTP method!

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Topic by Tcdevine 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago Cool new site to showcase your computer!

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Topic by CowGuy 11 years ago

Why couldn't I enter in this url - http://your.raspberrypi.ip.address:5050

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Topic by fairuj 12 months ago  |  last reply 11 months ago

what kind of braid is this ?

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Question by CarpeDiem1991 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Won't upload an .ino file. I'm getting a HTTP Error message.

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Topic by xLisax 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

Cannot load:

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How can I do the Cord Lamp from ?

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Anyone interested in making one of these?

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Question by GoDu2 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago Answered

I am a pro member not able to download this document from this link. The problem was said to be resolved last year but it isn't. Can anyone help?

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Atmel 89 series programmer, (

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Question by No-Shi-De 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

I got comments on

  ..." I've added to your ke-words to make the project show up in more searches, but you are stuck with the original url, unless you can talk one of the admins into changing it for you. ..... Admin can you change my URL?

Question by KresimirPregernik 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Malware from in Instructables comment?

PMbeartoe 's comment(Jul 28, 2011. 8:30) on Solar Hot Air Balloon Message-in-a-Bottle instructable referred to I used it for a search.  Shortly afterwards my wife use google. The google results page would not scroll. and also a google security update was suggested. I accepted the update and Microsoft Security Essentials immediately warned of malware and cleaned the just installed files from the downloads folder. A scan was advised and actioned.  Backdoor:Win32/IRCbot.EW (Aliases: Suspect-AC!E30DD121029B (McAfee)    WORM_PUSHBOT.SMA (Trend Micro)    Trojan.Win32.Swisyn.ajmj (Kaspersky) ) had been detected in  ...\Downloads\Google_Security_Update9.2b.exe Can any one advise if the malware came with scroogle?

Question by davatr 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago Cannot add new video instructables

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Topic by web4deb 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

I want to add an interactive forum page on the website Answered

Need help in step by step method to create the forum page where visitors may ask questions and the same answered online by the owner of the site. Appreciate any help offered. Thank you.

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I just saws this: RGB led strip...

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is there an easier way to "pull out" the petal in this rose?

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Lets Learn French,German,Sindhi,Spanish,Chinese,Arabic

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Meet the Twins.


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Topic by Computothought 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Can't get a PDF download

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Does the 550 K'nex piece tub have this piece: in it? Answered

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Has anybody come up with a home-made alternative for a Drop-stop ( )? ?

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Question by dimlight 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

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