How to register and set tFlow domain name

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To access your tFLOW instance via DNS name instead of IP you could add the 3rd level name like :
tflow.mydomain.com

To do this you need first to create an A record into the the DNS pointing the name "tflow" to an IP address:


For cloud instances:
 
If your instance ip starts with
[A] record IP
   
http://108.61.x.x
108.61.143.180
http://209.222.19.x
209.222.19.214
http://107.191.x.x
107.191.33.30
http://209.222.20.x
209.222.20.203
 
If you have different url, like

200.100.50.25:xxxx  then point the A record to that ip: 200.100.50.25

 
For self hosted instances:
Please add an A record as above then map the external IP address space into the internal address (LAN) of your server by modifying your network address translator (NAT) settings. Then the DNS record should be set to point to the external address.
This will allow your tFLOW to be accessible from outside your LAN.
Please note that the default port is 80.


When the DNS record has been added please contact us, we will make corresponding changes on the server.
 
 
How to enable HTTPS
HTTPS (HTTP Secure) is an adaptation of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) for secure communication over a computer network, and is widely used on the Internet.
In HTTPS, the communication protocol is encrypted by Transport Layer Security (TLS), or formerly, its predecessor, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
 
The principal motivation for HTTPS is authentication of the accessed website and protection of the privacy and integrity of the exchanged data. It protects against man-in-the-middle attacks. The bidirectional encryption of communications between a client and server protects against eavesdropping and tampering of the communication. 
In practice, this provides a reasonable assurance that one is communicating without interference by attackers with the website that one intended to communicate with, as opposed to an impostor.
 
 
SSL Certificates
SSL Certificates need to be issued from a trusted Certificate Authority. Browsers, operating systems, and mobile devices maintain list of trusted CA root certificates.
The Root Certificate must be present on the end user's machine in order for the Certificate to be trusted. If it is not trusted the browser will present untrusted error messages to the end user. In the case of e-commerce, such error messages result in immediate lack of confidence in the website and organizations risk losing confidence and business from the majority of consumers.
 
If you already have a DV (Domain Validation) certificate for your registered domain name then plaese include a new 3rd level domain name for tFlow and provide us with the certificate else  conatct a CA (Certificate Authority) for a new certificate enrollment.