HTTPS is already everywhere | Electronic Frontier Foundation

for more than 10 years, the HTTPS Everywhere browser extension from EFF provides a much-needed service to users: encrypting browser communications with websites and ensuring that they benefit from HTTPS protection where possible. Since we started offering HTTPS Everywhere, the battle for web encryption Make Big Leaps: What Was Once artistic argument challenge It is now a mainstream standard being offered on Most web pages. Now HTTPS is really just about everywhere, thanks to the work of organizations like Let’s Encrypt. We’re proud of EFF’s Certbot tool, the complement to Let’s Encrypt that helps webmasters automate HTTPS for free.

HTTPS Everywhere’s goal has always been to become redundant. This means we’ve achieved our biggest goal: a world where HTTPS is so widely available and accessible that users don’t need an extra browser extension to get it. This world is now closer than ever, with major browsers offering native support for HTTPS only mode.

With these simple settings in place, EFF is preparing to turn off the HTTPS Everywhere web extension as we look to the new frontiers of secure protocols like SSL/TLS. After the end of this year, the extension will be in “maintenance mode”. for 2022. We know that many users have installed this tool, and we want to give our partners and users the time to transition. We will continue to inform users that there are only native HTTPS browser options before the extension is completely finished.

Some browsers like Brave for years have used the HTTPS redirect provided by the HTTPS Everywhere rule list. But even with innovative browsers that raise the bar for user privacy and security, other browsers like Chrome still hold a large share of the browser market. Adding a native setting to turn on HTTPS in these browsers affects millions of people.

Follow the steps below to turn these native HTTPS features on in Firefox, Chrome, Edge, and Safari and celebrate with us that HTTPS is truly everywhere for users.

fire fox

The steps below apply to Firefox for desktop. HTTPS for mobile is currently only available in Firefox Developer mode, which advanced users can enable in about: config.

Settings>Privacy and Security> scroll down > Can HTTPS mode only

Chrome

HTTPS is only available in Chrome for both desktop and mobile in Chrome 94 (released today!).

Settings>Privacy and Security>Security> scroll down > switch Always use secure connections

This feature is also under the flag chrome://flags/#https-only-mode-setting.

Displays the above written steps for Chrome

edge

This is still considered a “beta feature” in Edge, but is available in Edge 92.

  1. visit edge://flags/#edge-automatic-https And enable automatic HTTPS
  2. Press the “Restart” button that appears to restart Microsoft Edge.

visit edge://settings/privacyScroll down, and turn on “Automatically switch to more secure connections with automatic HTTPS”.

Displays the above written steps for Edge

Safari

HTTPS is upgraded by default when possible in Safari 15, which was recently released on September 20, for macOS Big Sur and macOS Catalina. No changes in settings are required from the user.

Shows Safari 15 updates, including HTTPS upgrade feature

Safari 15 . updates

This post was updated on 9/27/21 to correct the path to setting HTTPS-only mode in Firefox and to serve the HTTPS-only tag URL in Chrome.

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