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  1. Qt Installer Framework
  2. QTIFW-119

How to create an online installer talking to an HTTPS server?

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    • Type: Suggestion
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: P3: Somewhat important
    • Resolution: Done
    • Affects Version/s: 1.2, 1.3.0
    • Fix Version/s: 1.3.0, Some future release
    • Component/s: General
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      Description

      Hello,

      i remember seeing in old QtIFW docs occurrences of private / public keys, but i can't seem to find this article anymore. At the time i found the article, i was only gathering knowledge about IFW, and right now as i'm trying to use the SDK, i can't find this article anymore...
      So i tried to set up an HTTPS repository with no luck ("HTTPS scheme not supported" displays in red when running the installer). So i'm wondering, is there a way to do this? It would be especially interesting, when distributing an installer for a beta product to a customer who has a password for the repository, to avoid people sniffing the password in clear. Right now i have solved the problem by giving directions to my customers to use putty to tunnel to my HTTP server, and i use a temporary installer set to a repository URL of localhost:10443, but for non tech-customers, it's a real pain to set up.

      Any directions / ideas?

      Thank you,
      Pierre.

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            Assignee:
            heimrich Karsten Heimrich
            Reporter:
            hickscorp MARTIN Pierre
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