Is there a way to secure the Friends forms?

I use ssl for the members section and friends is used there as well. All friends forms are giving me the non-secure message when trying to submit...

I have tried several options, none of them works. Almost thinking to alter the module code to force, only use, ssl


<input type="hidden" name="secure_action" value="yes">
<input type="hidden" name="secure_return" value="yes">

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Unfortunately this feature isn't available as of this writing.

I recommend submitting this as a Feature Request under the specific add-on category. It'll also give other users the option to vote up the feature request, and help us prioritize features to add in upcoming versions of this add-on. http://support.solspace.com/support/discussions

As a workaround for now, you could hard-code an https:// URL in the return="" parameter to replace the non-existent secure_return="yes" parameter functionality, and use javascript/jQuery to change the <form>'s action="" attribute to contain https:// instead of http://.

Alternatively for both cases, you could use the protocol-agnostic // instead as al alternative. Eg. use return="//mysite.com/etc" and use javascript/jQuery to change the action="" <form> attribute to action="//mysite.com/etc". This would cover both http and https cases.

  • Ah ok, but this gives me some messages as well, forms that are not send secure. Is there a way to alter the friends code. All used friend forms need to be secure....
    – Gfive
    May 30, 2014 at 15:32
  • Can you elaborate on that? If the return parameter is https, and the form's action="" attribute is https (or both are using // instead), then what else is missing?
    – Solspace
    May 30, 2014 at 20:59
  • Using //www. in the return variable. still does give me the ! mark in the secure icon, instead of the lock. So when I want, for example, edit a folder (exp:friends:message_folder_form) I get a security warning. Form RET and action are still http://. That's why I want to hard code the https into friends. While friends is being used only in a secured environment. All other elements like, css, java and other modules/extensions are working, even Users module, in the secure environment. Except Friends. Altering the site_url into //www. is not an option
    – Gfive
    May 31, 2014 at 8:49
  • Everything on a page indeed needs to be https for that "lock icon" to display. You would have to use javascript/jQuery to change the RET url to https as well for now. Alternatively, since RET is generated using EE's fetch_current_uri function, I would try having the URL of the page with {exp:friends:message_folder_form} code be https, which should have RET be https as well. Finally, I would file a Feature Request at support.solspace.com/support/discussions
    – Solspace
    Jun 2, 2014 at 14:36

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