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RPI3 - Libreelec - Only way to connect to library is by disabling secure connections server-side

ForceflowForceflow Posts: 6Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

Hi there,

Using a RPI3 with Libreelec and the latest repo version of the Kodi plugin.
The only way for me to be able to browse my server (which is running on the same network,, my RPI3 is is to set encryption to "disabled" server-side. Setting it to preferred or required makes the Kodi plugin fail ("doing connection tests").

It doesn't matter what I set the Kodi plugin settings to ("never", "always, "only on same network").

Anyone else experiencing this issue?


  • ForceflowForceflow Posts: 6Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass
    edited January 2017

    Oh, and of course, here's my debug log. This is with server setting on "preferred" and Kodi plugin settings on "local network only". Server is running on Ubuntu 16.10, server version


    My guess (but I'm no expert) is that this request seems a bit weird:

    Starting request: GET https://192-168-1-119.5ed8b4f3d3ae4a82800c561581ea3665.plex.direct:32400/ (async=True timeout=10.0(10))

    Is that a valid URL?

  • keithahkeithah Posts: 1,332Members, Plex Employee, Plex Pass, Plex Ninja Plex Employee

    Yes, those are the URL's plex uses internally, to be able to support SSL.

    We've had intermittent issues with people not being able to connect to local servers via SSL and not sure why, honestly. You're in the same bucket. Unfortunately the main dev does not have this issue on any of his 4 PMS's locally, so its hard to debug.

  • ForceflowForceflow Posts: 6Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    Anything I could do to help debugging?

  • MallkrawlerMallkrawler Posts: 1Members, Plex Pass Plex Pass

    so I had this issue as well. But I just got it to work. I am unsure if I needed to or not but I did use certbot to create a p12 file to point to my dyndns domain. The reason I am unsure if I needed to do this is cause I had the same issue after installing the new cert. But prior to what I actually fixed it.

    What did fix my issue was editing the hosts file on the libreelec kodi install.
    nano /storage/.config/hosts.conf
    and pointing my local ip to my domain name.
    Then I logged out of the plex app on the kodi box (IMPORTANT STEP)before rebooting the box. After I rebooted I opened the plex app and re-signed in with the new code. After that I am now able to use my local plex server with ssl on libreelec kodi box.

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