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When Chrome doesn't let you into a page beacuse of an HSTS error.


It's super frustrating to visit a page and then because of heavy handed Chrome browser https rules you can't get in. Here's a quick fix for HSTS lock outs.

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You searched the web, finally found an answer, and now Chrome won't let you into the site because the page is not secure and there is some kind of HSTS error.

You might see messages like "Your connection is not private" or "You cannot visit..." when trying to access the page.

Basically Chrome has turned into net-mommy and wants to tell you what is good for you and what is not. Hey, if I want to play with broken glass and rusty nails, I'm going to play with broken glass and rusty nails.

Here's how you fix it.

Step 1: Open the chrome HSTS settings page

chrome://net-internals/#hsts

Step 2: Delete domain security policy

At the bottom of the hsts settings page you will find an entry for Delete domain security policies. Enter the domain of the page you are trying to view and then click the delete key.

That's it. Reload the page and go into the advanced warning options to set a security exception (checkbox) which should then let you view the page.


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