Each license has a vanity URL. The URL consists of your license (e.g., company) name followed by a period, then “mcoutput.com” (e.g., https://fictionsoft.mcoutput.com). When you generate a target and set it to “Live,” a number is auto-generated to represent the target and this is added to the URL, along with the entry file for the output (e.g., https://fictionsoft.mcoutput.com/64951/Default.htm). Users can see your output by using that final URL. You can change the vanity URL in the Server Settings dialog. This lets you change the prefix of the URL (i.e., you cannot change mcoutput.com, but you can change what comes before it).
For this activity, you must have the following permission setting:
For more information about permissions, see Setting User Permissions.
- At the top of Central, click your user name, then click Server Settings. The Server Settings dialog opens.
- Click the General tab.
- Below the Vanity URL field, click Edit. The Change Vanity URL dialog opens.
- In the New Prefix field, enter the prefix you want to use for your vanity URL (only alpha characters and numbers are allowed). A preview of your vanity URL ([prefix].mcoutput.com) appears below the field.
- Click Save.
Important: Use caution when changing your license vanity URL. It is generally best to do this when your Central license is new and before you have set builds to “Live.” If you have already published outputs and then decide to change the vanity URL, any links to the older URL will be broken.
Important: When changing your license vanity URL, keep in mind that MadCap Software is not responsible for other companies claiming a particular name before you are able to.
Note: The original license key label is based on the company name when a Central license is purchased. The same is true for the vanity URL. If your company name has a space in it, that space is automatically removed. You can add the space back when you change your license key label. However, you cannot add a space when changing your vanity URL.
Note: If you have an older URL that you need to continue to use in order to maintain consistency with your company and prevent older links from breaking, you can create a redirect from that URL to your new vanity URL. Ask the web administrator in your company for assistance with this.
Note: You can also set vanity URLs for targets and individual builds.