Bug #39514

Page preview broken with lockSSL=1/2 and url_scheme=http

Added by Thomas Heilmann over 8 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

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In t3lib_BEfunc::getViewDomain, the schema that is used for the preview link is built according to the page's url_scheme setting (but only if a domain record is set for the current page tree!). If lockSSL is set to 1 or 2 at the same time, the workspace frontend preview is broken: The original preview link uses http, which is not changed by Tx_Workspaces_Service_Workspaces->generateWorkspaceSplittedPreviewLink. But as the new preview link points to a backend script (the workspace module), TYPO3 shows a blank page (lockSSL=1) or redirects to the backend interface (lockSSL=2).

I am not quite sure how to write a patch for this issue; I think it would involve changes to t3lib_BEfunc, too, as there is no way to change the url scheme of the preview link via the existing hook. Any ideas?

Related issues

Related to TYPO3 Core - Bug #34820: t3lib_befunc::getViewDomain does not respect http/https schemeClosed2012-03-14

Related to TYPO3 Core - Bug #51687: Page Preview not working with LockSSLPortClosed2013-09-03


Updated by Alban Cousinie over 8 years ago

This seems to be related to issue http://forge.typo3.org/issues/34820

As stated in the comments of this issue, a regression for preview links has been introduced in TYPO3 4.5.12


Updated by Alban Cousinie over 8 years ago

A workaround I have found to broken page output due to mixing of http and https elements in the source is to adjust the baseurl according to the https status :

##In your constants
BASEURL = http://www.myhost.com/

[globalString = ENV:HTTP_HOST=www.myhost.com] AND [globalString =_SERVER|HTTPS=on]
BASEURL = https://www.myhost.com/

##In your setup
config.baseURL = {$BASEURL}


Updated by Michael Stucki about 7 years ago

  • Category changed from Bugs to Workspaces

Updated by Michael Stucki about 7 years ago

  • Project changed from Workspaces & Versioning to TYPO3 Core
  • Category changed from Workspaces to Workspaces

Updated by Heiko Kromm about 6 years ago

What about changing these in TYPO3\CMS\Backend\Utility\BackendUtility::getViewDomain($pageId, $rootLine = NULL)

if ($page['url_scheme'] == \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Utility\HttpUtility::SCHEME_HTTPS || $page['url_scheme'] == 0 && GeneralUtility::getIndpEnv('TYPO3_SSL')) {
    $protocol = 'https';


if ($GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['BE']['lockSSL'] == 1 ||  $GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['BE']['lockSSL'] == 2 || $page['url_scheme'] == \TYPO3\CMS\Core\Utility\HttpUtility::SCHEME_HTTPS || $page['url_scheme'] == 0 && GeneralUtility::getIndpEnv('TYPO3_SSL')) {
    $protocol = 'https';

Then every preview link is forced to use https if the backend is only available with https.


Updated by Mathias Schreiber about 6 years ago

  • Target version set to 7.5

Updated by Tobias Gaertner almost 6 years ago

I can confirm this bug in TYPO3 4.5.30

but the behavior is weird...

Setup for baseUrl:

pageBase = http://www.mydomain.de/

[globalString = ENV:HTTPS=on]
    pageBase = https://www.mydomain.de/

[globalString = ENV:HTTP_HOST=cms.mydomain.de]
  pageBase = http://cms.mydomain.de/cms/

[globalString = ENV:HTTP_HOST=cms.mydomain.de] && [globalString = ENV:HTTPS=on]
        pageBase = https://cms.mydomain.de/cms/

the Backend is reached with https://cms.mydomain.de/cms/typo3/backend.php

in WORKSPACE preview this is set in the sourcecode:

<base href="https://cms.mydomain.de/cms/"></base>

which is correct, but all Links are generated like:

<a href="http://www.mydomain.de/some/path.html"></a>

Those links are not clickable in the browser.


Updated by Oliver Hader over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Needs Feedback
  • Priority changed from Must have to Should have
  • Target version changed from 7.5 to 7 LTS
  • Is Regression set to No

That was solved for TYPO3 CMS 6.2 with issue #61699 please check again.
At the time of the last update to this ticket, TYPO3 CMS 4.5 was almost end of live with 4.5.40


Updated by Riccardo De Contardi about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Needs Feedback to Closed

No feedback within the last 90 days => closing this issue.

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