Caltopo desktop first time sync

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23 Apr, 2021 12:45 AM

Installed the new Caltopo desktop app, which starts up fine. When I launch the browser to access the local instance (https://localhost:8080) it directs me to authenticate and sync up account for the first time. It fails at the next step of the process on the sync page, giving the following: "Unable to sync app. You may need to try again using your phone's built-in browser." I've tried disabling adblockers, tried three different browsers (all latest versions of Edge, Firefox and Chrome). Validated good internet connection.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Julie on 23 Apr, 2021 09:01 PM

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    Hi Nick,

    Can you please confirm that you don't have a firewall in place causing this?


  2. 2 Posted by Nick Tenorio on 23 Apr, 2021 09:16 PM

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    Firewall not the issue (completely disabled during troubleshooting). Also
    used the previous version extensively in offline mode without issue.

    About an hour after I opened this ticket I was trying to get it to work
    again, and I just left it running with the activation/sync page open and
    "unable to sync" message still present. I came back and refreshed and it
    takes me to the local instance which appears to be functional (I haven't
    tested completely). So even though it throws that error message apparently
    something is still working in the background (timing out and perhaps
    throwing a premature error?). Did you guys do something on your end?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Julie on 23 Apr, 2021 09:19 PM

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    Hi Nick,

    So it sounds like it's working for you now? We haven't made any changes to the Desktop program in quite a while. I've seen a ticket like this at least once before and it seemed to be a firewall at that time, but perhaps it's not. Hopefully it won't happen to you again, but if it does, please let us know. It's hard to diagnose things when we can't reproduce them!


  4. 4 Posted by Nick Tenorio on 23 Apr, 2021 09:49 PM

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    Let's close for now, if I experience further issues I'll reach out. Thanks!

  5. Julie closed this discussion on 23 Apr, 2021 10:54 PM.

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