Firewalled Replit - Inviting students who already have accounts

Problem description:
When inviting students to an educational team, the generated invite link goes to a replit.com URL not a firewalledreplit URL. This causes our smoothwall to block access to the team.

Expected behavior:
I would expect the invite by username to generate a link that is Firewalled not the normal replit.

Actual behavior:
The notification bell, tells the student they have been invited to a team, but when they click the notification it takes them out of firewalled mode (which we have blocked).

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Create an educational team in (firewalled replit)
  2. Invite someone using their username
  3. That user click the notification of invite (firewalled replit)
  4. It will take the user out of firewalled replit and so we block any replit.com URL’s

Browser/OS/Device:
Edge
Windows 11

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Hey @MrCDonaldson!

Thank you for the reproduction steps; that has helped us immensely. I was able to reproduce this and have sent this to the team. I will follow up once I have an update!

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Hi @ShaneAtReplit .
This is only tangentially related to this post, but I am constantly having students unsuccessfully connect to their firewalled version of their assignments. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. Is there still active development happening on the Firewalled version of Replit, or is this feature being phased out?

Hey! I’m sorry for the delay on this.

Can you send me the links to the Repls that work for your students and a few links that don’t? Or is the issue intermittent for the same Repls?

As far as I can tell, it is intermittent.
…And, dramatically better this week than it had been in weeks past.

September 18 was my low point. October 2nd I received notification from our district IT staff that they were updating their Lightspeed™ web filtering client.

…roughly around that time, things started to get better.

My usual conclusion is that web filters on our end are either sluggish or overly aggressive resulting in timeouts or aborted connections. But, this year my students and I were also experiencing awful performance from home.

…anyway, I know this is not the truly helpful information that would allow for cause-and-effect debugging, but I am hoping to find a way to give you and my IT department as much information as I can and also let you know when performance drops out of the tolerable range. It had, but now it seems to be back in the good territory.

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