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SSL Step-by-Step Instructions

This is a quick guide on how you can request a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate for your site. This step is necessary for launching secure sites.


Here's How to Do It

1. Identify the URL you are going to use. This typically takes the format of "www" and the naked domain, but it can also be a subdomain. Examples of what we mean: site.rebelmouse.com, www.site.rebelmouse.com, rebelmouse.com, www.rebelmouse.com.

2. Once your URL is identified, please request a Certificate Signing Request (CSR) through your RebelMouse Account or Project Manager. They will provide you with a wildcard CSR certificate, unless otherwise requested (but note that we can only develop one for either a subdomain or a traditional domain). Wildcard certificates secure a website's URL on an unlimited number of its domains. For example: www.rebelmouse.com, site.rebelmouse.com, and mobile.rebelmouse.com.

3. Once your RebelMouse Account or Project Manager delivers a CSR to you, you need to request an SSL through your certification provider if you haven't already. An example of a provider is GeoTrust, but the request must come from the owner of your domain. The request should be for a wildcard certificate, and it should be delivered to your website administrator's inbox within 48 hours.

4. Once an SSL is received, you need to send the chain and key certification to your RebelMouse Account or Project Manager. They will then deliver it to the RebelMouse Administrative team to upload to our servers so that the site powering your domain is secure.

5. Once completed, your RebelMouse Account or Project Manager will send you DNS instructions. This information is what lets your domain get powered by our domain. Here are sample DNS instructions that we normally send to clients:

<a href="http://www.rebelmouse.com/" target="_blank">http://www.rebelmouse.com/</a> IN CNAME <a href="http://runners-cdn.rebelmouse.com/" target="_blank">http://runners-cdn.rebelmouse.com/</a>

<a href="http://rebelmouse.com/" target="_blank">http://rebelmouse.com/</a> IN A 54.243.223.182 or 54.243.223.181

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Just before the start of the next decade, Google announced an important change to its Google News offering with the launch of Google Publisher Center. The new interface merges Google News Producer and Google News Publisher into one to streamline the partnership process for publishers.

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At RebelMouse, we like to refer to our enterprise publishing platform as "lean tech." Most publishers have a natural inclination to start doubling down on teams of developers who try to build unique experiences to help stand out above the noise. But they should actually be doing the opposite: Lean tech is the preferred way to cut through content saturation. By allowing RebelMouse to obsess over your product, content producers, editors, managers, and everyone in between can focus on creating quality content and taking advantage of opportunities to leverage distributive publishing strategies that create real revenue growth.

One of the major reasons we're able to maintain a lean tech environment is thanks to our approach to quality assurance (QA). We make updates to our platform daily to ensure our clients always have access to the most robust, high-performing, and secure version of our platform. Behind the scenes, this means having a solid QA structure that's efficient, creates less bugs, and catches the ones that do pop up before they go live. It's a system of checks and balances that's hard and costly to replicate on a custom CMS. Here's a glimpse into how it works.

Our Tech Stack Toolbox

  • Cucumber
  • Java
  • Junit
  • Maven
  • Selenium WebDriver
  • TeamCity
  • Zalenium (Selenium Grid)

Our Checks and Balances Workflow

Automated Regression Testing Cycle

The Lifecycle of a Product Update

When an update is first made to RebelMouse, TeamCity immediately triggers the start of automated tests to review integrity.

TeamCity Build

TeamCity Agent

The tests run in parallel on TeamCity's Build Agent. Next, Zalenium creates docker containers with browsers that matches the count of parallel threads. An Allure report is then generated from the test results, which shows the state of the application after the update.

Allure Report Pass

If a test doesn't complete successfully, the testing framework receives a video with a failed test and attaches it to the Allure report.

Allure Report Issue

Based on the report analysis, a QA specialist will create a "bug" ticket in our product management software to address the issue if needed. Then, information about the bug is immediately sent to the project manager and we begin the process of correcting the problem.

The media powerhouses we power can publish with confidence knowing that any product issues that arise are met with a tried-and-true process to fix the problem with little-to-no disturbance to their workflow. If you have any questions about this process, please email support@rebelmouse.com.

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