When I am trying to test TDS connection with Sitecore, it is failing at the very first step i.e. "Check Sitecore web URL is correct". However, URL is correct and I am able to browse the website with the same URL. I am working with Sitecore containers. I took a look several pages like TDS error: Sitecore web URL is not correct . But, unfortunately it didn't help me. Could you please suggest me any another ways of solution? And I need to add error output enter image description here

  • Is your certificate for xm1.cm.localhost valid and added to trusted certificates?
    – Marek Musielak
    Mar 29, 2022 at 10:08
  • Thanks for your reply. Yes, I have added screenshots below.
    – Anathema
    Mar 29, 2022 at 12:39

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There can be lots of scenarios to test this issue. But I think first you need to check this.

  1. Go to your TDS project and go to properties.
  2. Now under the Build tab, you need to verify the Sitecore Web URL and Sitecore Deploy Folder.

Make sure these paths are correct.

Also, make sure to do the following practice.

  1. Copy the URL from a browser.
  2. Exit the VS studio and open it again in ADMIN mode.
  3. Check if the webroot has all the required access permissions.

You can also check the below link for Sitecore TDS Classic Deployment over HTTPS



  • Could you pls check my answer that is shown above? Thank you!
    – Anathema
    Mar 29, 2022 at 12:38
  • @Anathema I've updated my answer. Please check this. Mar 29, 2022 at 13:23

As a workaround, you can use HTTP:// instead of HTTPS:// for your local Sitecore instances, but make sure that your site supports HTTP binding. In IIS you can check bindings in this way:

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Actually, except for point 3, I am pretty sure for the others. I am using docker container for Sitecore, I guess webroot permissions are ok. But in any case, I have added those two lines into docker file

USER admin

RUN chmod 777 \inetpub\

So in that case, what would you recommend me to check? I have added certificates under trusted root certificates authorities for the local computer and current user. Even though they look like trusted on certificates, chrome screams that it is not. That might be the issue for TDS to connect.

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  • 2
    That should be an edit oy your question, not an answer. And if chrome says that your certificate is not trusted, TDS won't trust it neither. Are you sure it's in trusted store of your local machine (not user)? Are there maybe multiple certificates for the same domain?
    – Marek Musielak
    Mar 29, 2022 at 13:58

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