🛡️ Prevent Chrome from redirecting your HTTP localhost to HTTPS

How to prevent chroem from redirecting your local service from http to https

3 months ago

Every time I tried setting up custom /etc/hosts for local development, chrome kept redirecting my service from HTTP to HTTPS.
Probably because there was already an existing website with the same hostname and SSL that I previously visited.
To fix that you need to go to chrome://net-internals/#hsts and put your service's URL in the input located under the Delete domain security policies section. Click delete and voilà!

Google chrome net internals page

Bart Stefański

A self-taught full-stack software engineer based in Poland, working in Next.js & Nest.js Stack. Passionate about Clean Code, Object-Oriented Architecture and fast web.