Website can be served with insecure HTTP

Your website is vulnerable because the SECURE_SSL_REDIRECT setting is not set - so a hacker can read, intercept, and change requests performed over HTTP.

SecurityMiddleware redirects HTTP to HTTPS when SECURE_SSL_REDIRECT = True to prevent browsers from using the website on insecure HTTP connections.

By setting SECURE_SSL_REDIRECT = True, the browser will be redirected to HTTPS if it performs a HTTP request.

If we spot this issue in your GitHub pull request we give this advice:

settings.pysecurityhigh
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SECURE_SSL_REDIRECT = False
+
from ast import literal_eval
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from os import getenv
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# feature flagged so can turn off in local development
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SECURE_SSL_REDIRECT = literal_eval(getenv("HTTPS_ONLY", "True"))

Your website is vulnerable because the SECURE_SSL_REDIRECT setting is not set - so a hacker can read, intercept, and change requests performed over HTTP.

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Configuring this check

Django Doctor will run this check by default. No configuration is needed but the check can be turned on/off using check code missing-secure-ssl-redirect in your pyproject.toml file.

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