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  • Section Support Cheat Sheet

    Ticket Tickets are the preferred method of support. The best way to get support is to raise a ticket by emailing  Tickets can be created by web-form

  • How to add Amazon Cloudfront ID X-Amz-Cf-ID debug headers to Section Varnish logs

      When running the Varnish module on the Section platform you can capture Amazon AWS CF ID debug headers to the logs.  Note, case sensitive, please use req.http.http.X-Amz-Cf-Id import std;sub vcl_...

  • How to use Proxyman on MacOs to debug HTTP

    On Mac can be used to debug HTTP requests. Install Proxyman  Download from website or use Homebrew brew install --cask proxyman Start Proxyman  Play Click the Play...

  • How to create a second URI for an existing URI in Varnish

    This article describes how to use Varnish to create a second URI for an existing URI in Varnish.  sub vcl_recv { if (req.url == "/styles.css") { set req.url = "/assets/css/styles.css"; }}

  • How to block a country code per hostname in Varnish

    This article describes blocking access to a hostname and country code in Section.  sub vcl_recv {if ( == "" && req.http.section-io-geo-country != "AU"){ retu...

  • How to use Wildcard Domain CNAME and a Custom SSL Certificate?

    You can set up a wildcard domain and custom certificate on the Section platform. 1. Add a wildcard domain to the domains i.e. *  Notice the W for WILDCARD in the CNAME section...

  • How to deal with DNS related 409 for VPN or products like Zscaler is a global & dynamic platform that adapts edge locations based on end-user traffic. Section customers occasionally see 409's when traffic, delivered from the Zscaler network, is being ...

  • How to use sectionctl to stream Node.Js pod logs

    First, find the running Node JS pods on an application.  💖❯ sectionctl ps --account-id=1984 --app-id=20211 ❮  1Getting status of apps... ✔️|------------|--------|-----------------------------|--...

  • How to deal with bad bots?

    If your Section application is being hit by bad bots there are a number of things you can do.  Identify the Bot The best tool for doing investigations of bot traffic, and determining if a bot is go...

  • How to debug origin timeouts and errors?

    Section Console provides various tools to help you debug your origin.    Application Environment Overview Page At the top of the Overview page for your application's environment, if there is an ori...