Google Labs and Google App Engine URLs

Trouble enabling Labs for Google Apps?

If you're having trouble enabling Labs for Google Apps, check that you have New services and Features enabled, or if that doesn't work, check out our Help Forum. We also suggest that you check out this walkthrough on adding a Google Labs feature to your Google Apps domain.

How do I change the access URLs for my application?

By default, when you deploy your service on Google App Engine, your service will be accessible at [your-application-id].appspot.com.

In order to provide a stronger brand experience for your application, you may also want to make this application to be available at [my-brand].com or www.[my-brand].com. To do this, complete the following steps:

  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console
     
  2. Click Company profile > Custom URLs.
     
  3. Add or remove additional URLs for your service. An access URL for your service may be any of the following forms:
    • http://servicename.mydomain.com
    • http://subdomain.servicename.mydomain.com
    • and so on...

If you purchased your domain through Google, instructions for accessing your registrar are available in the Advanced DNS section of the Admin console.

Once you specify an additional access URL, you may be prompted to complete the set up with your registrar if you did not purchase your domain through Google. If so, follow the provided instructions to configure CNAME records with your registrar.

How do I enable secure (HTTPS) access to my application?

Your application developer may configure your application to allow, require, or deny HTTPS access to your application. By default, Google App Engine supports HTTPS access to applications when accessed at their appspot.com URLs, e.g. https://[your-app-id].appspot.com. Once installed on your domain, your application can always be accessed at its appspot.com URL. In addition, you have the option to enable SSL for custom domains.

Note: If you've installed a Google App Engine application into your domain prior to 2/27/2009, you may be required to reinstall the application to enable access to the application at https://[your-app-id].appspot.com.

I'd like to map my app to http://myurl.com (also known as a naked domain).

Due to recent changes, Google App Engine no longer supports mapping your app to a naked domain. If your domain registrar supports URL redirects, you can redirect from http://yourdomain.com to your app, which can be served from domains like http://www.yourdomain.com or http://appid.yourdomain.com.

For instructions on how to configure a redirect for your Google Apps domain, please see the article on URL forwarding.

What is Google App Engine?

You can learn more about Google App Engine from our Blog or our Help Center (as a starting point, we suggest this article).