Whirlpool GUI not connecting - Connection failed: Unexpected token B in JSON at position 0

I’m running Whirlpool for Samoria wallet. When trying to connect to Whirlpool (Running on a myNodeBTC instance) it refuses to connect and gives me the following message
Connection failed: Unexpected token B in JSON at position 0
I have telneted to the whirlpool port successfully… however, using the url http://10.10.1.191:8899 to connect fails.
Thanks for any help that you might offer.
Wayne

anybody that might lend some advice.

Thanks

the http URL requires https:// it will not work with http