ThingHTTP returns -1

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Egert V
Egert V on 30 Sep 2021
Commented: Vinod on 5 Oct 2021
Hi
Website where I was getting information with ThingHTTP now returns -1 when not using any parse string. Is thingspeak now blocked by the webpage? How can I get it working again?
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Marc Paradis
Marc Paradis on 1 Oct 2021
Me too ihave this problems, so i'm answering here's the details.
Method: GET
Content-Type: application/json
HTTP Version: 1.1
host : api.quotable.io
even if i dont need to parse the value, it returns -1 :(
have a look.
thanks.
Marc.

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Vinod
Vinod on 4 Oct 2021
Edited: Vinod on 4 Oct 2021
It appears that the certificate chain of the website may have an expired or invalid certificate or it is not from a recognized certification authority. You will have to change the request from HTTPS to HTTP so the certificate is not verified by the ThingSpeak servers. Change URL in ThingHTTP from https://<YOURSITE> to http://<YOURSITE>. For more details, see here: https://www.securityweek.com/expired-lets-encrypt-root-certificate-causes-problems-many-companies
NOTE: Using HTTP instead of HTTPS is strongly not-recommended. Ideally the maintainer of the website in question is able to update their site certificate chain.
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Vinod
Vinod on 5 Oct 2021
@Egert V: You could use a MATLAB Analysis app on ThingSpeak with the WEBREAD and URLFILTER functions to parse the data. Give it a shot!

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