I figured out the appleid.apple.com issue.

It sniffs your User-Agent.

If it says Linux, Bad Gateway error.

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK

IT WORKS WITH A WINDOWS UA

IT WORKS WITH A BSD UA

IT WORKS WITH A GOD DAMN OS/2 UA

NOT LINUX

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU

And it's specifically that too. If I delete "Linux" from the UA and resend the request, it succeeds. If I delete just the 'x' off the end, it succeeds. If I lowercase the 'L' it fails. They are deliberately blocking Linux users from managing their Apple ID if they have one.

Wait what?

If I remove the "X11; " from the OS section of the UA, it succeeds. So they're sniffing for "X11; Linux" case-insensitive.

Guess Apple hates X11.

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@alexbuzzbee It may be for security purposes, since X11 lets any app sneak into each other

@espectalll @alexbuzzbee from that perspective, if your x11 is infected and they want to target this specific page, it is already possible to change the user agent. :shrug_akko:

@aetios @alexbuzzbee that's not compromising X11, it's literally by design

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