2. Setting up the domain for your SaaS application
Completion time: 10 minutes
Setting up Your Domain / Subdomain
Your SaaS application needs its own primary domain, with an HTTPS certificate. SaaSBox can issue, install an HTTPS certificate, and manage certificate expiry and re-instantiation.
To set up your domain, go to the domain section of your admin dashboard, and enter the domain name you own.
In the most common use case, SaaSBox becomes your SaaS storefront at yourdomain.com and your application lives in either an embedded user dashboard at this domain, or lives in a separate domain app.yourdomain.com
To enable this use case it is required to point yourdomain.com at your saasbox application domain, and add a few verification record entries in your domain provider so that we can issue a secure HTTPS certificate for you and install in our systems.
The entire process typically takes 10 minutes to complete.
Step 3 - You are asked to add CNAME records to validate your pending HTTPS certificate.
Step 1. The "Domain" section of the SaaSBox admin dashboard starts the above process, where you are required to add your domain address.
Step 2. In your domain provider's admin panel, add an A record DNS entry that points your "yourdomain.com" to one of IP addresses provided at this step.
Step 3. In your SaaSBox admin panel, click the generate button to generate an HTTPS certificate request. The HTTPS certificate typically contains rights to server your root domain at yourdomain.com and a wildcard domain at *.yourdomain.com. This is the most flexible option, if you need to restrict this for any reason, please contact us.
Step 4. Add the CNAME records for verifying you own the domain, and generate a valid certificate as seen in the above example.
Step 5. The certificate is verified, and now the last step is to press the Install button to install the certificate on our servers.
That's it, now yourdomain.com points at your application at app-xxxxx.saasbox.net