OpenShift PaaS Weekly Tips and Tricks – October 7, 2012

Platform-as-a-service makes deploying applications to cloud fast and easy. But, to get the most out of the OpenShift PaaS, it helps to stay abreast of the interesting technical issues plus their workarounds and solutions. We’ve made this easy with a weekly tips and tricks blog.

How to rename my application?
Since the rhc client tools doesn’t offer an application rename command, one of our community members offered a great tip so we’ve added it to our FAQ: How to rename my application

Tips on how to set custom variables
You can set your custom variables using the following KB: How to create and use environment variables on the server.

Tips on how to handle HTTPS requests
OpenShift applications come preconfigured to serve over both http and https.Platform-as-a-service makes deploying applications to cloud fast and easy. But, to get the most out of the OpenShift PaaS, it helps to stay abreast of the interesting technical issues plus their workarounds and solutions. We’ve made this easy with a weekly tips and tricks blog.

How to rename my application?
Since the rhc client tools doesn’t offer an application rename command, one of our community members offered a great tip so we’ve added it to our FAQ: How to rename my application

Tips on how to set custom variables
You can set your custom variables using the following KB: How to create and use environment variables on the server.

Tips on how to handle HTTPS requests
OpenShift applications come preconfigured to serve over both http and https. This KB: How to disable https goes over some tips on how to disable https. This KB: How to redirect traffic to https goes over how to configure the app to only use https.

Some browsers may block non-secure content when served over https
This forum thread provides tips on how to configure Chrome to workaround blocked content when served over https.

Tips on how to use GIT for multiple repos
If you need to update your github repo as well as your OpenShift application repo, or multiple repos in general, here’s a KB: Sync new git repo with your own existing git repo that goes over some tips on how to keep both in sync.

Tips on how to identify whether your application is scalable or non-scalable
We’re working on improving the Web Console as well as the rhc client tools to help in this regards, but today, here’s a forum thread that goes over some details as well as pointers to our User Guide.

Special thanks to all Community users who helped report these issues on IRC, Forums and the mailing list. Without you, we won’t know what we have to fix nor how we can improve. So please keep the questions coming!!

Thank you!

Nam Duong – Customer Enablement
Product Marketing Manager
OpenShift | PaaS by Red Hat

http://openshift.redhat.com
Twitter: @openshift, @NamDuong_rh

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