WebSocket

GoToSocial uses the secure WebSocket protocol (aka wss) to allow for streaming updates of statuses and notifications via client apps like Pinafore.

In order to use this functionality, you need to ensure that whatever proxy you've configured GoToSocial to run behind allows WebSocket connections through.

The WebSocket endpoint is located at wss://example.org/api/v1/streaming where example.org is the hostname of your GoToSocial instance.

The WebSocket endpoint uses the same port as configured in the port section of your general config.

Typical WebSocket request headers as sent by Pinafore look like the following:

Host: example.org
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:99.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/99.0
Accept: */*
Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.5
Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate, br
Sec-WebSocket-Version: 13
Origin: https://pinafore.social
Sec-WebSocket-Protocol: null
Sec-WebSocket-Extensions: permessage-deflate
Sec-WebSocket-Key: YWFhYWFhYm9vYmllcwo=
DNT: 1
Connection: keep-alive, Upgrade
Sec-Fetch-Dest: websocket
Sec-Fetch-Mode: websocket
Sec-Fetch-Site: cross-site
Pragma: no-cache
Cache-Control: no-cache
Upgrade: websocket

Typical WebSocket response headers as returned by GoToSocial look like the following:

HTTP/1.1 101 Switching Protocols
Upgrade: websocket
Connection: Upgrade
Sec-WebSocket-Accept: WVdGaFlXRmhZbTl2WW1sbGN3bz0K

Whatever your setup, you need to ensure that these headers are allowed through your proxy, which may require extra configuration depending on the exact proxy being used.