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App Platform non-TLS connections and complex routing.

I have a web-app I’d love to move to App Platform. I have 2 requirements I’m wondering if they are possible.

One requirement is that the app allow HTTP (non-secure) traffic, as well as HTTPS traffic, due to the nature of the clients. I haven’t found any resources on this, can I do this with App Platform?

Second requirement is the ability to route requests to different backend services depending on the url path. This way I can route /api/ requests to a certain service and other requests to a different service.

Thanks


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Bobby Iliev
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April 6, 2024

Hi there,

For the routes, you can do that by specifying the request route for each web service, eg. /api could go to your backend API service. You can take a look here on how to set that up:

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/app-platform/how-to/manage-services/

For the non-https traffic, would internal routes work for you?

https://docs.digitalocean.com/products/app-platform/how-to/manage-internal-routing/

With internal routes, the specific backend service is not exposed publicly and you can reach it directly on the port itself with non-https connections.

Best,

Bobby

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