Custom Domain & Login Page
Looking to use your own domain name with Sonoran CAD? We've made it easy for you!
The custom login page allows your community members to register, sign-in, and access your CAD all on your own domain! In addition, user signups and password recovery emails have your custom branding. Logging in also takes you directly to the community, instead of having to select the community at the menu.
Sonoran CAD Custom Login Page Example
If you are unsure how to add a DNS record, you will need to contact your domain registrar. Or, you may purchase a new domain name with Sonoran Servers.
In your domain's DNS records, add a
CNAMEtype record with the
nameset to any desired subdomain and the
The example record below sets
cad.sonoranroleplay.comas the custom login page URL.
In your domain's DNS records add a
TXTtype record with the
sonorancad_verify_domainand the text/content set to your community ID.
This verifies that your Sonoran CAD community owns this domain.
The example below shows the
TXTrecord verifying the community ID, and
cad.sonoranroleplay.comset to the custom login page.
Sonoran CAD - Cloudflare DNS Example
Cloudflare Users: Be sure to have the DNS record proxy DISABLED - and set to
If you are using Sonoran Servers, our company's server hosting for your domain name, please note the differences in how to enter the settings pictured below. Each DNS system is a bit different and requires different input for the Host Name. Typically the hostname is left blank or in this case a
@is used to point the record at the root domain name of "
Sonoran CAD - Sonoran Servers DNS Example
Now that you have a
TXTrecord on your domain, in the Sonoran CAD customization menu, set the custom login page URL. This should not contain any
https://or other extensions.
Don't forget to press save! Users can now visit this custom domain to view the CAD with a custom login page, including receiving your branded emails for signups and password recovery messages.
Sonoran CAD - Custom Login URL
When updating or changing an existing DNS record, it may take some time for the change to propagate (based on your TTL). You can try running
ipconfig /flushdnsin a Windows CMD window and restarting your browser. Otherwise, you can test with other browsers/devices/users while you wait.
If you are unable to use the DNS method, you can also host an HTML page that renders the CAD in an iFrame.
Now that you've saved the custom URL inside of the HTML file, you can host this with your own domain on your own web server. Users can now register and access your CAD from your custom domain, and will even receive your custom branded emails for account actions.
If you wish to use a custom login page when using the in-game Tablet resource, you can set a convar in your server.cfg. The easiest way to show your custom login page is to use a query string.
YOUR_COMMUNITY_ID_HEREin the URL with your community ID. EX:
Add the following to your server.cfg before starting the tablet resource:
setr sonorantablet_cadUrl "YOUR_URL_HERE"
Fill in with your actual URL above with the comid you want.