Assigning a Custom Domain to a Portal Experience

Product(s)
Gallery
Role(s)
Studio User
Task(s)
Create a Portal Experience
Topic(s)
Domains & SSL

In this topic you will learn how to assign a custom domain to a portal experience.

 

Assigning a custom domain to a Gallery Portal experience provides a way to access the site at an easy to remember URL (vs. having a site-slug.bcvp0rtal.com URL). When using custom domains, you can also assign an optional path to the URL. Using paths allows you to utilize different templates, make microsites, campaigns, internal portals, etc, while still using the same domain. For example, videos.brightcovegallery.com can be expanded to also include paths like videos.brightcovegallery.com/event or videos.brightcovegallery.com/product. Paths allow publishers who have multiple sites and SSL to only have to setup SSL for one domain rather than each individual site-slug.

Note: Custom domains have to be created as part of the Gallery settings before they can be assigned to a site. For information, see Configuring Custom Domains and SSL.

To assign a custom domain to a portal experience, follow these steps:

  1. Edit the experience.
  2. Click SITE CONFIGURATION > URL in the left navigation. The initial domain assigned to the site will be displayed.
    list of domains
  3. (Optional) Uncheck the Active checkbox to disable the site-xxxx.bcvp0rtal.com domain. Typically publishers will disable the site-xxxx.bcvp0rtal.com when using a custom domain so it is not indexed by search engines.
  4. Click Add Custom Domain.
  5. By default, domains will be Active. Unchecking Active disables Gallery from routing on the entry but it does not free up the path/domain combination for use on another site.
  6. Select a domain from the drop down list. The list of custom domains that were configured as part of the Gallery settings will be displayed. By default, domains will be active.
    select a domain
  7. Optionally, enter a path for the domain.
  8. Add additional domains for the site by clicking Add Custom Domain.
  9. When finished, click Save.

Click the delete icon (delete icon) to remove a custom domain.

Note: For any of the domain changes (including activating or deleting a domain) to take effect, the site must be published.

The list of custom domains will be listed in the publishing dialog.

publishng dialog

To disable or remove any of the custom domains, edit the site, click SITE CONFIGURATION > URL and uncheck the Active checkbox to deactivate the domain or click the delete icon (delete icon) to remove the custom domain.