Servicestack, Self Hosting and SSL


I’ve been exploring recently and redesigning our systems architecture around REST principles.  It’s looking good, but a lot to learn!

Additionally the service that’s being developed will be self-hosted .NET (no IIS!) to help making  testing and automated deployment easier.

So gotchas I found already:

When setting up the apphost don’t forget the trailing slash – http://localhost:2013 won’t work http://localhost:2013/ will work!

If you want the service to listen on any host name then set the service up as http://*/ or you could add a port in http://*:2013/

If you want to do SSL then you need to read this article – I’m still working on it!