https module compatability for chrome apps
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$ cnpm install chrome-https 
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This is a fork of

There are two reasons for the fork

  1. A call to https.request with an options parameter without a scheme but with a port throws an error in chrome-apps

  2. The default https-browserify inherits the all the calls from which ever http is required but with the scheme change. This breaks in chromiumify asthe full http stack guards against using the incorrect protocol.

So to use the https module from node.js in chrome apps the stream-http module has been taken, the scheme update applied, and published as chome-https.

When you require('https') in a chromiumify app, this module will be loaded.


var https = require('https');

var options = {
  hostname: '',
  port: 443,
  path: '/',
  method: 'GET'

var req = https.request(options, function(res) {
  console.log("statusCode: ", res.statusCode);
  console.log("headers: ", res.headers);

  res.on('data', function(d) {

req.on('error', function(e) {

http methods

var https = require('https');

var req = https.request(opts, cb)

where opts are:

  • opts.method='GET' - http method verb
  • opts.path - path string, example: '/foo/bar?baz=555'
  • opts.headers={} - as an object mapping key names to string or Array values
  • - http host
  • opts.port=window.location.port - http port
  • opts.responseType - response type to set on the underlying xhr object

The callback will be called with the response object.

var req = https.get(options, cb)

A shortcut for

options.method = 'GET';
var req = https.request(options, cb);

request methods

req.setHeader(key, value)

Set an http header.


Get an http header.


Remove an http header.


Write some data to the request body.

If only 1 piece of data is written, data can be a FormData, Blob, or ArrayBuffer instance. Otherwise, data should be a string or a buffer.


Close and send the request body, optionally with additional data to append.

response methods


Return an http header, if set. key is case-insensitive.

response attributes

  • res.statusCode, the numeric http response code
  • res.headers, an object with all lowercase keys

in order to map "chrome-https" over require('https') in your browserified source.


With npm do:

npm install chrome-https



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