Hello... I am now and trying to understand this..

I have a web application I am replacing with an OutSystems web app. The current app, lets call, www.abc.com is served from my server and has a A Record with the server IP on the DNS. It's on my server so I redirect abc.com, http://abc.com, www.abc.com.. all to https://www.abc.com within IIS.


That said... OutSystems tells me to use CNAME not A Record because of load-balancer, I guess, so if I go to www.abc.dev it works but abc.dev does not. 


Is it possible to do this (abc.com) since OutSystems uses CNAME and not A Record? abc.dev request never gets sent to OutSystems because the CNAME specifies 'www'.

Thanks,

Charles

Hi Charles,

You can you domain forwarding on your domain to redirect all request coming on abc.com to www.abc.com.

Here is another discussion on this same topic 

https://www.outsystems.com/forums/discussion/42133/cname-versus-outsystems-application/

Nikhil Gaur wrote:

Hi Charles,

You can you domain forwarding on your domain to redirect all request coming on abc.com to www.abc.com.

Here is another discussion on this same topic 

https://www.outsystems.com/forums/discussion/42133/cname-versus-outsystems-application/

Hello and thanks,
I did read that but when I set the forward from abc.com to https://www.abc.com in the DNS it gives a Privacy Error and will not direct to the site. All the SSL is setup correctly on OutSystems as just www.abc.com is directed to https://www.abc.com .
Perhaps (and I'm no DNS expert) it's because the OutSystems SSL is for www.abc.com and not abc.com? But OutSystems says to make it www.abc.com and I assume you can not have both.. This is all just pure speculation... 


Hi Charles,

You can have both with the correct certificate. You need either a wildcard certificate (*.abc.com) or a SAN certificate, these support multiple domain names (abc.com, www.abc.com & more).

So you problem is not DNS related, it's security related.