Safari browsers can't connect to my droplet unless the https:// is specified in the address bar.

Posted September 7, 2021 186 views

I am running a Spring Boot server with an Angular application on a Docker container. The Tomcat server is configured to serve over 443.

If I visit the site from a PC, the browser automatically connects over SSL. On Safari in MacOS or iOS, the browser will show “Connection could not be established” until the protocol is specified. Once I specify protocol, the DNS cache saves the request and I no longer need to put https:// on subsequent visits to the page until the DNS cache expires.

I have tried configuring my server to redirect all port 80 requests to 443 but that doesn’t seem to be working.

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Hello, @nquirk22

You should already have the HTTP to HTTPS redirection if other browsers redirect you to the secure version of your site/app.

You can test this on another machine/device running Safari in order to ensure that the issue remains.