Problem using discourse using vpn

(Pad Pors) #1

some of our users use vpn, and they’ve got problems when they use the platform, e.g. they can not edit their posts (they get a “forbidden” message), they can not reply a topic (the reply button doesn’t work), … .

(Jeff Atwood) #2

Sounds like their VPN is blocking files they need? What does the f12 network and console tab say?

If it works without the VPN, then the problem is the VPN, not the software.

(Pad Pors) #3

error is something like:

Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 403 (Forbidden)_application-6ae58d9….js:3192 SyntaxError: Unexpected token < in JSON at position 0 at Object.parse (native) at Function.oe.parseJSON

does this help?

(Sam Saffron) #4

Be sure your site is hosted over HTTPS, if it is not, expect pain under proxy/vpn scenarios.

(Pad Pors) #5


does this mean to follow the following steps:

or is it something to look for out of the discourse-world?

(Sam Saffron) #6

Just use the letsencrypt howto, its easiest.