Connecting to HTTPS

Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) is an extension of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). It uses encryption for secure communication over a computer network.

  • Step 1: Navigate to your instance of Publisher and select menu "Data Sources" in the side navigation bar.

  • Step 2: On the Data Sources page, click "Connect Data Source" button.

  • Step 3: Select "HTTPS" option and click "Next"

  • Step 4: Enter file URLs in the input box and click "Next". In this field, you can enter as many URLs as you want. Please keep in mind the following:

    • only add one URL per line

    • any lines that start with # are comments and will be ignored

    • empty lines are ignored

    • any lines starting with @will be treated as an additional source of URLs to add to the data source. This plain text file will be retrieved by Publisher, and must follow the same format as described here.


      Publisher fetches the metadata of the files by sending HEAD requests and analyzing the response. This can result in overloading the target server depending on how the server handles HEAD requests. Check with the administrator of the target server if you suspect this will cause any issues.

  • Step 5: Choose the data update frequency

  • Step 6: Enter the data source name.

  • Step 7: Once the data source has been connected, you may optionally publish a collection containing the data on Networks by clicking "Share Collection"

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