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  • How to traceroute traffic for a domain?

    You can use the command line tool traceroute to check the pathway packets take from one computer (usually your local machine) to the domain hosted on Section.  For example, you can see from this ex...

  • How to remove Nova cookie on Snapt

    The Section Snapt module can be configured to remove the Nova cookie.  You may want to remove this Nova cookie as it prevents Varnish HTML caching. Login to the Nova admin dashboard, and navigate t...

  • What to do if Let's Encrypt fails?

    When a new domain is engaged on the Section platform, very occasionally the Let's Encrypt central servers (outside of the Section platform) will not create a certificate.  If repeated attempts fail...

  • Move Domains Between Applications

    A domain can be moved between applications easily.  Delete the domain from the source application. Add the domain to the destination application.  Create the Let's Encrypt SSL certificate on the ...

  • How to make a status 410 Gone for a URL in Varnish?

      Using Varnish you can force a web page or image or another asset at a URI to be status 410 Gone.    An example of Varnish code is below; sub vcl_recv { if (req.url ~ "/image/image_gallery/imag...

  • The differences between Admin and State API Roles in Aperture and API

    The admin dashboard Aperture, Manage Users screen allows account admins to change users' roles to Admin, State (API), and Read-only. The Admin Role allows users to manage all aspects of an applica...

  • How do I clear the entire Varnish cache?

    Note: This article is for only users who want to clear their entire Varnish cache. If you have other proxies in your stack that need their caches cleared or you are not trying to clear the entire c...

  • Reset Section Console Password

    If you forgot your Section Console password you can get an email password reset link.  In your browser visit https://aperture.section.io/ Type in your email and click the Forgot Password link.  You...

  • How to add or renew a free TLS / SSL certificate for a domain with Let's Encrypt

    On the Section dashboard Aperture, you can add free, self-renewing Let's Encrypt certificates.  To add or renew a TLS / SSL certificate with Let's Encrypt; First, add the Domain via DNS, make sure...

  • How to add a domain to an app

    The Section dashboard Aperture allows you to add a domain to your application's environment.  To add a domain to an application:- On your DNS provider add a CNAME record for your domain i.e. for a...