Question How to access the Nintendo Switch news channel an eShop on a PC?

Discussion in 'Switch - Exploits, Custom Firmwares & Soft Mods' started by PatrickD85, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. PatrickD85
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    Hi all,

    I was wondering if it was at all possible to access the Nintendo Switch news channel or the Nintendo Switch eShop on a pc.
    Reason I am asking is because I am building a Nintendo based community and the normal Nintendo Feeds are not as up to date with the actual news development on the Switch itself for both the news in general and the actual release dates and info.

    PS: I am making it bilingual, please see;
    (Dutch); https://www.nintendoreporters.com/
    (English); https://www.nintendoreporters.com/en

    If anybody can help in any way that would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Shadow#1

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    U can't
     
  3. PatrickD85
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    Haha that is a much as I was experiencing and perhaps was expecting.
    Still thanks for replying none the less!

    If anybody still has any idea howto ... I would still be all ears ;)
     
  4. JoFelix

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    I've been told the news channel servers start with "bcat". In Fiddler I can see the Switch accesses the following servers:
    bcat-topics-lp1.cdn.nintendo.net
    bcat-list-lp1.cdn.nintendo.net
    bcat-data-lp1.cdn.nintendo.net
    When I open the eShop, it accesses
    bugyo.hac.lp1.eshop.nintendo.net
    You can write a bot that accesses these servers, but I doubt you're gonna have much success. The servers will most likely deny all your requests if you don't have a client certificate. And I don't know if Switch client certificates can currently be dumped.
     
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  5. Bedel

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    Welp, you can access the e-shop in the web browser (and also download and buy your games from it). I don't if you knew this nor if this can help
     
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    Very nice :D...
     
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    To all thanks for the replies!
    Ah very nice information JoFelix.

    So in general it's really a device specific service... cool.
    More research gonna go into this.
     
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  8. Falo

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    Don't know about the news channel, but you can access the eshop just fine with mozilla firefox, as long as you have the ShopN cert (dumped from a switch) and a valid Nintendo Account.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. PatrickD85
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    Very cool information Falo!
    Hope we could do something with it. PMed you as I am not sure if the discussion in regard to the ShopN cert is allowed on the board.
     
  10. TiMeBoMb4u2

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    While it doesn't explain the ShopN cert acquisition process, THIS Reddit thread has some good information regarding the Switch's eShop Application (ShopN) and CDN access.
     
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  11. PatrickD85
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    Much appreciated TiMeBoMb4u2. I don't mind reading up on how things are supposed to be done.
     
  12. Mnecraft368

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    I knew the eshop looked like a crappy website! This proves it!

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    Though I am not sure where you managed to find this ShopN cert thing. Google isnt helping. Nice though.
     
  13. Falo

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    For those who search the cert on google, reswitched team uploaded it a few months ago, just google "HacVersionListBot", "ShopN.p12".
     
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    Very interesting :) and helpful. Thanks again for the pointers!
     
  15. PTKickass

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    Installing the certificate and going to the eShop adress didn't work. Got an Access Denied error...

    Edit: Forgot the https part. It loaded now, but shows nothing
     
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    For some reason I have an unvalid certificate? I did everything properly, so no clue why I'm getting an error...
    Anyway, yes, I'm logged in to my Nintendo account, and I'm using that adress.

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    Alright, so using Edge worked. Still have the certificate error, but it works... Weird :P
    upload_2017-12-19_21-11-0.png
     
  18. PatrickD85
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    Ah you are in ... nice :)
    yeah the cert can act a bit weird at times.

    I am still looking as to how to get access to the news feed itself. But that is still on the to find out list really.
     
  19. Mnecraft368

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    When installing the cert it asks for a password but I dont know what it is.
    On the github it says switch is the password but it doesnt work either.
     
  20. PatrickD85
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    Well the shop one can be found on Github ;) it takes some looking but you will find it.
    If someone makes progress before me with the news channels I would love to hear it :)
     
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