How can I change or update the internal SAS or Admin URLs?

To communicate and authenticate between AuthAnvil websites and web services, there are several URLs configured through a special tool. By default, AuthAnvil uses either the computer’s hostname or the FQDN defined in the SSL certificate assigned to the website where AuthAnvil is installed for these URLs. If you need to change the hostname of the computer, or the name on the SSL certificate changes, you will need to update the web.config files to point to the new name.

To do this, navigate to C:\Program Files\Scorpion Software\AuthAnvil\AuthAnvilTools and launch the AAWebConfigEditor.exe

Edit the FQDN or Server Name so the base path matches a resolvable name for your server. This is recommended to be, or you can use an internal loopback such as http://localhost or the internal server name of the machine. This is used to connect locally from the server to its web services on the same machine. Even when a user connects from outside the network, the service connections are still handled internally.

To verify that the new settings work, log into the AuthAnvil Manager by visiting https://[]/AuthAnvil/Manager with an account that is a Site Admin. You should be able to authenticate properly with your AuthAnvil token.


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