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How can an app in App Platform get it's own public URL

When I deploy an app on app platform it gets a public url like panda-app-999zz.ondigitalocean.app/. Is there a programmatic way for the app itself to get this url?


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Moises Eskinazi
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January 18, 2023

Hi Jdoleary,

You can configure an environment variable of your choosing for the App and assign it to the bindable variable.

For example, if you set your environment variable URL to the value ${APP_URL} inside your app, the variable URL will have the value for the public URL. If you later assign one or more custom domains to the app, the variable will contain the domain marked as primary.

You can also get the domain only without http by using ${APP_DOMAIN} instead.

See this docs on how to configure environment variables and what other bindable variables are available.

Best, Moises