HTTP call on Android Pie CLEARTEXT communication

Hi Guys,

I have a case that Outsystems mobile application use a specific plugin, and that plugin is communicating to server to get some result via HTTP call.

But for Android Pie, all request without encryption will never work (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/51902629/how-to-allow-all-network-connection-types-http-and-https-in-android-9-pie)

One of the suggestion is configuring the AndroidManifest.xml to set the 


And the other is using

<application android:networkSecurityConfig="@xml/network_security_config">

and create network_security_config.xml 

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <base-config cleartextTrafficPermitted="true">
            <certificates src="system" />

Any idea on how to implement this to Outsystems ?


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Anyone have idea on this ? 

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I´m facing the same problem.

I inserted the following text into my "Extensibility Configurations":

{ "preferences": { "android": [ { "name": "usesCleartextTraffic", "value": "true" } ] } }

However, It´s still not working (can´t connect to http in Android 9 Pie).

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I got the same problem too.

Modify AndroidManifest.xml and network_security_config setting in Cordova plugin.xml does not work.

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Unfortunately event after the upgrade, http links on the InAppBrowserEvents plugin still dont work. 

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I got it work by add InAppBrowser Plugin to my application.

And add android config in my application extensibility configuration.

{ "preferences": { "android": [ { "name": "InAppBrowserCleartextTrafficPermitted", "value": "true" } ] } }

Which stated in the plugin details.  

For MABS 5 or upper versions

Plugin Versions

  • O10:  >= 1.1.0
  • O11: >= 2.1.0

Android P blocks the usage of HTTP requests by default, in case of need to open a URL with HTTP a preference can be specified in the application extensibility configuration:

{ "preferences": { "android": [ { "name": "InAppBrowserCleartextTrafficPermitted", "value": "true" } ] } }


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Hi Louis,

We already tried that, unfortunately it doesn´t work on the InAppBrowserEvents plugin.


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Hi Guys,

In case it's useful, I rip out the InAppBrowser script and made a standalone component to enable cleartext http traffic. Here it is https://www.outsystems.com/forge/component-overview/9109/android-usescleartexttraffic 

Hope this helps.