How to Manage the Custom Domain App

Learn how to use a custom domain for your Docebo LMS.

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August 3rd, 2018

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Introduction

With Docebo’s Custom Domain app, you can set a custom domain name for your Docebo LMS. This feature is available in the Docebo Advanced Plan, for Enterprise customers, and within Docebo trials. This article outlines how to activate and configure the Custom Domain app in your platform.

What is a Custom Domain?

A custom domain name is a unique branded name that identifies a website. Learners can use this domain to access your learning platform. Your custom domain must be registered with a domain registrar.

How do I register a Custom Domain?

In order to replace your standard Docebo domain with a custom domain, you first need to register a custom domain with a domain registrar if you have not already done so. There are many options available to you when it comes to domain registrations. When you register a domain, your contact details are connected to it. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) oversees the domain name system (DNS) and gives registrars the ability to register a domain to a single individual or corporation. Please note that Docebo is not an expert on custom domains and cannot provide support for your custom domain.

Activating the Custom Domain App in Docebo

To activate the Custom domain app in your Docebo platform. log into your platform as the Superadmin and press the gear icon in the top right corner of the page to access the Admin Menu. At the top of the menu, select the Add New Apps button.

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On the Apps and Features page, select the Additional Features tab from the tab menu on the left. Then, find the Custom Domain application in the app list and press the Try It For Free button in the app’s row. If you exploring Docebo’s features with a trial platform, you will see information related to the validity of the application’s activation. Now, review the information in the pop-up box, and press Try It For Free to confirm the activation. Once you have activated the app, you can begin to configure it.

Configuring the Custom Domain App

Once the Custom Domain app is activated, your LMS is accessible at your custom domain once the app is properly configured and your DNS record is updated according to the DNS record configuration requirements outlined in the section below. The order in which you complete these does not matter.

To configure the app in your platform, access your Admin Menu, then press the Add New Apps button.. In the Domain Name textbox, type in your domain name. Then, press Save Changes. Otherwise, press Cancel to return to the Apps and Features page.

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On the next page, confirm that your custom domain name is correct by flagging the Confirm checkbox, and press Continue to submit your domain name and return to the Settings page. If your custom domain name is incorrect, press Back to make corrections before re-submitting the information.

Please Note: Any domain name containing the extension “docebo” will not be accepted.

Once your domain name is accepted, on the Settings page you will see a confirmation message, and another message warning that you are not able to update your domain name for a few minutes. Additionally, you’ll see the custom domain DNS record configuration requirements provided below for your review. If your domain’s DNS record is updated according to the below DNS record configuration requirements, your LMS will be accessible at your custom domain.

DNS Record Configuration Requirements

Your LMS is accessible at your custom domain once your domain’s DNS record is updated according to these DNS record configuration requirements and and the Custom Domain application is configured. The order in which you complete these steps does not matter.

If you aren’t a technology expert, you may need to provide the following data to your Internet Service Provider:

– For a Second Level Custom Domain. An example of a second level custom domain is yourcompany.com. The IP address for an A RECORD redirection is 54.88.17.160. Docebo will automatically and internally complete the redirection, and it will always redirect to www.yourcompany.com. You should also add a CNAME for www.yourcompany.com and yourcompany.docebosaas.com.

– For a Third Level Custom Domain. An example of a third level custom domain is subdomain.yourcompany.com or www.yourcompany.com Here, you will only need to confirm the CNAME, as yourcompany.docebosaas.com.

To secure communications with your custom domain, it’s recommended HTTPS on your custom domain with Docebo’s HTTPS app. Please note that we do not support fourth level custom domains.