Configuring Internet Information Services

If you want to use Plume for a subdomain, follow these instructions.

  1. You need to have installed URL Rewrite
  2. From the Sites, choose your site, in the middle pane, double click URL Rewrite
  3. On right hand side, Add Rule, Blank Rule
  4. Name it Plume with pattern (.*) with Action type Rewrite and Rewrite URL of{R:1}
  5. Apply

Installation in a subdirectory (experimental)

Instead of dedicating a domain or a subdomain to Plume, you can install it in a subdirectory. This method is not officially supported by Plume and may not work as expected. It is recommended to use a dedicated domain or subdomain.

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Create a Server Farm called Plume, with a server of localhost, and a http port of 7878
  2. You then need to install Application Request Routing in IIS
  3. After installing double click on your server name, then Applications Request Routing Cache
  4. On right hand side, select Server Proxy Settings…
  5. Enable the proxy; HTTP version Pass through; under Proxy Type, check Use URL Rewrite to inspect incoming requests; check Enable SSL offloading; and for Reverse proxy use the name of your server farm: Plume
  6. Apply (it may ask you to create default URL Rewrite, say yes or ok to the prompt)
  7. Then on right hand side, select URL Rewrite…
  8. Should be something called either ARRPlumeloadbalance or ARRserverproxy: click on it and on right side select Edit…
  9. Pattern should be Regular Expression with pattern of ^plume$|^plume/(.*) where “plume” is the subdirectory you want to use
  10. Action type should be Route to Server Farm, Scheme http://, Server farm Plume, Path /{R:1}