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It’s already there, baby
There’s actually nothing to do for
https:// on Gstack. It just works out of
No setup, no certificates fuss, nothing. You access your application with the
https:// scheme and it just works.
There’s a few thing to note about that, though.
From your app point of view
https:// pages are transparently proxied to your app by the
Gstack infrastructure. You application only has to answer
If your application needs to differentiate whether it is access securely or
not, go have a look at the
X-Forwarded-Proto HTTP header in the request that
you app receives.
How to use my own domain?
You just have to point you DNS record to the Gstack platform. For this, create
CNAME record that points to
And then you’ll create the corresponding route in Gstack. Most of the time, you’ll just push your app with your own domain specified as its route (like in the Getting Started guide), and this will create the expected route for you.
Behind the scenes
We automatically generate Let’s Encrypt certificates when you first access your app with your web browser. This process takes about 8 seconds to complete.
But when you bind your app to a
gstack.me subdomain, be aware that that we
are subject to Let’s Encrypt
rate limits! If not already done,
we urge you to consult these limits and be very frugal when generating
certificates for new domain names!
That’s why you should observe the following rule:
→ Please only start using HTTPS when you are sure you won’t change the route that your app is bound to.
Why do we speak about “Routes”?
When you push your app to Gstack, it is deployed and bound to a URL. Actually, from the platform point of view, the URL is something that participates in routing web requests through the infrastructure to your application.
Thus, web traffic is actually routed forth (for web requests) and back (for web responses). That’s why we speak about HTTPS “routes”.
If you are curious, you can list the routes created in your current Org and
current Space with the
gk routes command. Once you create a route in a Space
of your Org, no other Space in any other Org can create the exact same route.
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