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Create an application

What is an application?

Creating an application gives you the ability to manage all aspects of your business critical applications.

Applications are bundles of software that make up your site’s back end, from the operating system and web servers to APIs and programming frameworks. Each component provides a layer (or tier) for their compatibility, and bundling them makes them easier to download and deploy all at once. The components of an Application can range from the general (an operating system) through to the specific (a particular PHP framework).

What are application tiers?


Suppose your company has an organizational unit (OU) called Mobile Banking. That OU could own various business critical applications (Applications) such as mobile payment and online banking. Each of these Applications can contain tiers within them, such as:

- Web tier - the web server, or HTTP server (External)

- Business tier - Application server (Internal)

- Database tier - the database server (Internal)

Did you know?

The people who create and configure Applications are typically Application Admins.

To create an application and assign it to an Org Unit

  1. In the menu bar, click Organization > Applications.

  2. Click New.

  3. In Add an Application, enter:

    • the Application's name and description

    • the Org Unit that the application is assigned to (Optional. You can do this later.)

    • Application owners: add individual users or teams

    • the associated Certificate Issuing Template(s)

    • its external FQDNs (hostname.domain.tld)

    • its internal FQDNs, IP addresses/ranges

    • Internal ports: you can specify individual ports or ranges, i.e., 200, 340, and 430-465.

    • its external FQDNs, IP addresses/ranges


    If you don't know the FQDN or IP ranges, the application's name and owners will be used as a placeholders; you can then invite owners who can then provide the details.

  4. When you're finished, click Create.

    You'll see your new application on the Applications page.

    Click the Application's name to see details about it.