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You CAN change the base URL of a single box appliance


As the subject says it is possible - ignore the naysayers 😄
It is just none obvious and certainly does not need a reinstall
The single box appliance works by hiding the idp behind the gateway.
To do this it puts it into a reverse proxy called NAM-RP with a proxy
name of NAM-Service
So all you have to do is change NAM-RP to suit your needs.
Change the published DNS name and it will change the Base URL
Change the certificate to a suitable one under Web Servers
Last peace of the puzzle came from support (thank you Brent!)
The cookie domain defaults to servername.domain.com - it needs changing
to .domain.com
Don't forget to also change to port to 443 instead of the default 8443

I did this to change from servername.domain.com to login.domain.com
together with a wildcard certificate to *.domain.com

Works like a champ

This would explain why there is no documentation to explain why you
can't change the base url - because it is simple to change once you know
the IDP is behind a proxy.

Hope this helps someone.
--Mike


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Re: You CAN change the base URL of a single box appliance


ashmoore;230880 Wrote:
> As the subject says it is possible - ignore the naysayers 😄
> It is just none obvious and certainly does not need a reinstall
> The single box appliance works by hiding the idp behind the gateway.
> To do this it puts it into a reverse proxy called NAM-RP with a proxy
> name of NAM-Service
> So all you have to do is change NAM-RP to suit your needs.
> Change the published DNS name and it will change the Base URL
> Change the certificate to a suitable one under Web Servers
> Last peace of the puzzle came from support (thank you Brent!)
> The cookie domain defaults to servername.domain.com - it needs changing
> to .domain.com
> Don't forget to also change to port to 443 instead of the default 8443
>
> I did this to change from servername.domain.com to login.domain.com
> together with a wildcard certificate to *.domain.com
>
> Works like a champ
>
> This would explain why there is no documentation to explain why you
> can't change the base url - because it is simple to change once you know
> the IDP is behind a proxy.
>
> Hope this helps someone.
> --Mike


Thanks Mike! I think that would be useful/helpful. Perhaps if you
submitted this as a cool solutions/communities article, you could get
some points for free stuff?

--Kevin


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Re: You CAN change the base URL of a single box appliance


good idea - I'll do that 🙂


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jlrodriguez Super Contributor.
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Re: You CAN change the base URL of a single box appliance


Hi,

I'm trying to achieve exactly the same. Changing the hostname as
<server_hostname>.domain.local to login.domain.com on a NAM 4.2
Appliance for the IDP.
I followed your instructions but the Base URL of the IDP-Cluster is not
changing.
Any idea at what can we missing?

Regards
Jose Luis


ashmoore;230880 Wrote:
> As the subject says it is possible - ignore the naysayers 😄
> It is just none obvious and certainly does not need a reinstall
> The single box appliance works by hiding the idp behind the gateway.
> To do this it puts it into a reverse proxy called NAM-RP with a proxy
> name of NAM-Service
> So all you have to do is change NAM-RP to suit your needs.
> Change the published DNS name and it will change the Base URL
> Change the certificate to a suitable one under Web Servers
> Last peace of the puzzle came from support (thank you Brent!)
> The cookie domain defaults to servername.domain.com - it needs changing
> to .domain.com
> Don't forget to also change to port to 443 instead of the default 8443
>
> I did this to change from servername.domain.com to login.domain.com
> together with a wildcard certificate to *.domain.com
>
> Works like a champ
>
> This would explain why there is no documentation to explain why you
> can't change the base url - because it is simple to change once you know
> the IDP is behind a proxy.
>
> Hope this helps someone.
> --Mike



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