Automatically changes HTTP protocol to HTTPS, and if loading encounters error, reverts it back to HTTP.

  • Smart HTTPS
  • Smart HTTPS
  • Smart HTTPS
What is Smart HTTPS?
Smart HTTPS is an edge add-on that enhances your security while browsing. It specifically switches your HTTP protocol to HTTPS, ensuring that your communication with the server remains encrypted and secure. If there are loading issues, it reverts back to HTTP. The extension remembers sites that do not support HTTPS to boost the process of protocol-check. You can add chosen websites to the whitelist and manage these from the Options page.
Users: 18,971
Rating: 5.00 (11)
Version: 0.3.3 (Last updated: 2024-04-14)
Creation date: 2021-05-17
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: Moderate risk likelihood
Manifest version: 3
  • storage
  • webRequest
  • declarativeNetRequest
Host permissions:
  • http://*/*
  • https://*/*
Size: 110.28K
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Smart HTTPS is an extension that helps you always use the secure HTTPS protocol if supported by the site's server. It automatically changes the HTTP protocol to the secure HTTPS, and if loading errors occur, the extension will revert to the original HTTP protocol.

HTTP vs. HTTPS - why it matters HTTP, or Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol, is the way a server communicates with the browser. HTTP enables visitors to view a website and send information back and forth to the server. HTTPS, or Hyper-Text Transfer Protocol Secure, is communication through a secure connection. Communications through HTTPS are encrypted by a secure certificate known as an SSL. The encryption prevents third parties from eavesdropping on communications to and from the server. Read more about HTTPS here.

Key features a. Automatically change all HTTP requests to the secure HTTPS. b. All websites (addresses) that do not support HTTPS are remembered to speed up the protocol-check process. Note that you can see and delete these items from the extension's Options page. c. The toolbar button serves as the extension's ON|OFF switch. Blue indicates ON and Gray is OFF. d. Add desired websites to the whitelist (see Options page).

Note: to report bugs, please visit the extension homepage ( and find the bug report form.

User reviews
by Wu, 2021-04-30

Thanks! Better than "HTTPS Everywhere"
by Janel, 2020-12-13

EFF is compromised... I stick with this one
by Marco, 2020-06-25
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Risk impact

Smart HTTPS is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install Smart HTTPS if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

Smart HTTPS is probably trust-worthy. Prefer other publishers if available. Exercise caution when installing this add-on.

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