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JavaScript Build a Simple Dynamic Site with Node.js Handling Routes in Node.js Populating User Information

Rhett Herring
Rhett Herring
Courses Plus Student 11,023 Points

There was an error getting the profile for [profilename]. (Moved Permanently)

I'm running this on my local machine and getting the following error:

There was an error getting the profile for chalkers. (Moved Permanently)

I'm pretty sure its related to the profile JS which has the URL to the service as "http" not "https" when I change it so https and change the require to include var https = require("https"); I get an error https not supported.

Do I need to add a dev. cert on my machine to get the service via https?

2 Answers

Dennis O'Keeffe
Dennis O'Keeffe
32,820 Points

Hey Rhett!

I'm just working back over the course now and saw your question. Same thing initially happened to me. What you need to have in your router.js is the var Profile = require('./profile.js') which I assume you currently have if you're having that issue.

Then, what I think is your current issue, is that you need to alter the profile.js file.

TreeHouse have moved to http, so you need to require the https module from Node.

Below is the code that should work. You basically just need to require that module and then change your var request to be https.get and the TreeHouse URL to https://tree...

Hope this helps to clarify the issue.

Happy coding!

var EventEmitter = require("events").EventEmitter;
var http = require("http");
var https = require("https"); //ADD THIS
var util = require("util");

 * An EventEmitter to get a Treehouse students profile.
 * @param username
 * @constructor
function Profile(username) {


    profileEmitter = this;

    //Connect to the API URL (https://teamtreehouse.com/username.json)
    var request = https.get("https://teamtreehouse.com/" + username + ".json", function(response) { //CHANGE THIS TO HTTPS
        var body = "";

        if (response.statusCode !== 200) {
            //Status Code Error
            profileEmitter.emit("error", new Error("There was an error getting the profile for " + username + ". (" + http.STATUS_CODES[response.statusCode] + ")"));

        //Read the data
        response.on('data', function (chunk) {
            body += chunk;
            profileEmitter.emit("data", chunk);

        response.on('end', function () {
            if(response.statusCode === 200) {
                try {
                    //Parse the data
                    var profile = JSON.parse(body);
                    profileEmitter.emit("end", profile);
                } catch (error) {
                    profileEmitter.emit("error", error);
        }).on("error", function(error){
            profileEmitter.emit("error", error);

util.inherits( Profile, EventEmitter );

module.exports = Profile;
Rhett Herring
Rhett Herring
Courses Plus Student 11,023 Points

Arrgh!! I changed the URL in the sting to 'https" and added the require... I forgot to change the 'https.get' part.