Here’s what the setup looks like
Domain that I’m trying to setup:
Canister I want to redirect to:
However, this is the error I’m greeted with when I try to visit that page
What other things I’ve tried:
- On Cloudflare, I’ve tried turning off proxy mode
- I’ve tried to point the domain to both <canister_id>.ic0.app and <canister_id>.raw.ic0.app
Am I doing something wrong or is this not supposed to work like this? In case others had success redirecting their domains, please share how you’re doing it
Tagging @janeshchhabra as he suggested I post here during the Discord dev call
The boundary node needs the canister id in the request that reaches it; else it has no idea what
docs.gobazzinga.io maps to. So a simple CNAME doesn’t work (unless boundary nodes start resolving CNAMEs. Maybe that would work.)
I don’t know precisely what “proxy mode” means here. A certain kind of proxying (namely one that sets the
Host header to
gerhh-hiaaa-aaaah-aappq-cai.raw.ic0.app) should work I think. But then, you say it doesn’t, so not sure here.
Ah, currently you are forwarding to the non-raw URL. In that case, it’s the service worker that tries to find the canister id. And because that runs in the browser, the proxy doesn’t help.
What is the “$1” part for? in the canister URL?
Okay, I found the answer. For someone browsing in the future, it is to pass along the rest of the URL to the canister URL.
Cloudflare’s documentation for it lives here:
Are you adding anything to the DNS settings for the redirect rule you’ve setup here?
No, I removed most defaults.
Also yes the $1 lets you do things like:
Which will just pass the url to the canister url.
So, only this doesn’t solve it. It also requires you to add a DNS entry.
Basically, if you’re setting up a subdomain redirect, you also need to add the following to your DNS entries:
<subdomain_name> points to:
AAAA - 100::
A - 192.0.2.1
More details are available here at the Cloudflare docs
I come up with the following easy solution.
This requires placing a .htaccess file which means there is an Apache server hosted somewhere with Fleek using that to do the redirect. You’ll probably have a faster redirect using Cloudflare. But this will work also
sure, but this should be only a workaround until a finale solution will be provided.