cername

Manage your invisible https domain redirections

Cername is easily generated and manage SSL certificates to create secure invisible domain redirections for SaaS services

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Hi all, CerName helps sites generate SSL certificates and easily manage white label URLs for SaaS services.
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@Tian_Jiang Initially I thought this was something like $clearalias. Allowing SaaS services to provide their customers with custom domains protected with SSL.

After further read it seems like it's the other way around. If I'm a company and I use InVision (hosted at invisionapp.com) I'm somehow able to serve it under my own domain? (e.g. invision.betalist.com )

I'm curious to hear what the benefits are of that.
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Hi @marckohlbrugge ,

Yes, Like $clearalias, we help SaaS services to easily provide their White Label or client's custom URL feature.

We don't do CNAME redirection. We do better and easier.

CerName is production ready for serveral months. We have 20 clients now. They are mostly SaaS services.

You can integrate CerName widget in your product. Your clients are able to enter their custom URL in the widget by themselves. After that, everything works without any operations by your side.

For example,
talent-soft is a SaaS provider.
This subdomain is provided by talent-soft.
https://pmu-recrute.talent-soft.com

Client wants their own URL by CerName
https://app2case.com
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@Tian_Jiang I'm still not sure I entirely understand what the service does. Maybe we can use a real-world example. I run a company called Faces ( https://getfaces.com ) that allows anyone to create a people directory of their community. For example: https://www.strijp.is

As you can see, these directories can be hosted under a custom domain name. We're using Clearalias for this. All the Faces customer has to do is enter their custom domain into our system (so we can link it to the right place), and configure a CNAME record to point to Clearalias which in turn forwards all requests back to us. I, as the owner of the Faces service, don't have to configure anything.

Is CerName similar to that or does it take a different approach?
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@marckohlbrugge
We take a different approach.

I take an example of getface.com.

Faces customer make a A record to CerName server. And validate it in CerName Widget in Faces admin panel.
Faces customer enter their custom domain into your system. (For email or absolutes URLs).
That's all he need to do.

But he don't need to config a CNAME record. And CerName do all the rest of things.

Easier than clearalias?

Before
https://test.getfaces.com

With CerName
https://app2case.com


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@Tian_Jiang Ah I think I get it. Still not sure how it's different from Clearlias though. My Faces customer only needs to set up one DNS record as well.
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@marckohlbrugge Ah ok, well then I guess the end result is similar. I don't know Clearalias so I can't really say what the difference might be, you might want to give CerNAME a try to see if that works well for you. If you'd like, you can contact me at tian@cername.com
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@Tian_Jiang Congrats on launching on Betalist! We took a look at your product and it appears that CerName allows customers to create custom domains to point to other SaaS businesses whereas $clearalias allows a SaaS business to provide custom domains for all their customers as a value-added part of their product.

CerName targets the end user and Clearalias targets the business with end users. The big difference is that CerName requires the end user to sign up with CerName, while Clearalias only requires the SaaS to sign up for Clearalias. We currently have thousands of sites and many supportive beta partners like @marckohlbrugge using Clearalias so we're looking to end our private beta soon and launching publicly. Feel free to connect with us at support@clearalias.com and good luck with everything!
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@reamaze
Thanks! Congrats to you too for your progress to date.
Actually CerNAME is fully featured SaaS provider that lets SaaS businesses easily provide custom domains for their own customers without them ever creating an account on CerNAME. That is how most of our customers use it. Our embedded integration and access to our APIs are included in our more advanced pricing plans.
I guess the main difference is therefore that we allow both businesses and end users to manage Custom Domains through our service.
Best of luck with you public launch.

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