[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Changing the public interface url

Dawson, Leilani ldawson at wcs.org
Wed Apr 13 12:41:57 EDT 2016

Thanks for the quick reply Chris,

We assumed that, for staff, ArchivesSpace would work the same way we currently have Archivists Toolkit set up-with people connecting to the database on Dreamhost via the program installed on their local machines.  Is that not correct?

I'm not sure we could set up a server-our institution's IT department has always refused to provide support for Archivists Toolkit, and we don't see them changing their minds for ArchivesSpace.    That's why we have the mySQL databases hosted on Dreamhost.   Do we need to install ArchivesSpace and either Apache or Nginx on our Dreamhost account in order to change the public interface url?


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Sorry, this seems rather strange.

You are having people install aspace on their own computers and access that? Is it not possible to have it hosted on a server?

For changing the URLs, have a look at http://archivesspace.github.io/archivesspace/user/running-archivesspace-under-a-prefix/ . You will need to have Apache or Nginx setup as a reverse proxy, which is rather easy.


Chris Fitzpatrick | Developer, ArchivesSpace
Skype: chrisfitzpat  | Phone: 918.236.6048

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Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] Changing the public interface url

Hi everyone,

We're trying to figure out how to start with ArchivesSpace and have run into a conceptual roadblock, in that it seems like users need to have ArchivesSpace installed on their machines (and pointed to the correct mySQL database) in order to access any of the interfaces.  This isn't a problem in most cases, but for the public interface it's not feasible.

The ArchivesSpace user manual states:

"Under its default configurations, the public interface will be available at port 8081 of the same server where the staff interface is found: e.g. http://ynhsc.org/archivesspace:8081/ This port location can be customized at or after the time of installation, or can be mapped to a more user-friendly URL"

... but doesn't go into how to accomplish the mapping.

What are we missing?   How have others changed their public interface urls?

We have our mySQL database up on Dreamhost, and we have no problems getting to any of the interfaces as long as we're using machines that have had ArchivesSpace (and the mySQL java connector) installed.

Thanks much,
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Leilani Dawson
Processing Archivist
Wildlife Conservation Society Library and Archives
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