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Digital ocean apps - SPA application

Hi, I managed to setup angular application in App platform as static site. The problem is, that I cant setup redirect all paths to index.html

Is it possible to run SPA application in App platform using static sites?

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It looks like you can set up each route in “Components/HTTP Routes”, but I don’t see an easy was to set a catch-all. Perhaps overriding the static_sites/error_document key would do it (as referenced here: https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/app-platform/references/app-specification-reference/ ) but I’m assuming that is responding with a 404, which wouldn’t be good.

Mod edit: we have since added support for “Catchall Documents”. In your Static Site settings, you will have the option to choose a file (e.g. index.html) that all inexistent paths are routed to with a 200 OK status code.

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You can use “catchall_document: index.html”

👋 @raold

App Platform does not currently have the functionality to redirect but it’s something we’re looking into.

As a workaround, your Angular app should support routing which will allow you to put a catch-all route.