A question on browser plugins (Flash) + self signed external urls


#1

I’m experimenting the following use case with electron. I need to:

  • Load an external url that is signed with a self signed cert
  • The external url contains a flex application

I started with the quickstart application. I replaced the url to point to some existing self signed flex web application. I also changed the BrowserWindow configuration to:

mainWindow = new BrowserWindow({ width: 800, height: 600,
    webPreferences: {
      allowDisplayingInsecureContent: true,
      allowRunningInsecureContent: true
    }});

When you run the electron app, then you end up with a blank screen after waiting for a few minutes.

So I switched to the github site and the url loads fine.

What I am after is whether my settings for trusting self signed certificates are correct and whether electron’s chromium can load a flash application?