HTTP Strict Transport Security with http-01 challenge

It is my understanding that the http-01 challenge can only be done over http (not https).

Does the Let’s Encrypt challenge verifier for http-01 ignore the Strict-Transport-Security header and use http anyway?

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Yes. HSTS headers are not stored persistently, and the CA server will follow redirects to https:// (it’s only important that the initial request is via http://, redirects may lead to an https:// URL).


Awesome! Thanks for the quick response! :slight_smile:

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