Google App Engine now supports HTTPS

Google App Engine Blog has announced the support of HTTPS protocol for Google App Engine. Google App Engine will now also accept HTTPS connection using a certificate which is valid for all appspot.com.

For those of you who are new to the term “Google App Engine” , this explanation should help

Google App Engine lets you run your web applications on Google’s infrastructure. App Engine applications are easy to build, easy to maintain, and easy to scale as your traffic and data storage needs grow. With App Engine, there are no servers to maintain: You just upload your application, and it’s ready to serve your users.

You can serve your app using a free domain name on the appspot.com domain, or use Google Apps to serve it from your own domain. You can share your application with the world, or limit access to members of your organization.

App Engine costs nothing to get started. Sign up for a free account, and you can develop and publish your application for the world to see, at no charge and with no obligation. A free account can use up to 500MB of persistent storage and enough CPU and bandwidth for about 5 million page views a month.

To get started with Google App Engine, check out the Google App Engine page.

Here’s how HTTPS on Google App Engine works:

  • app.yaml files now support a new handler attribute, called “secure”:
    - url: /accounts/.*
      script: admin.py
      login: admin
      secure: always

    This attribute can be set to either alwaysoptional, or never (default), and determines the behavior of the handler for HTTP and HTTPS requests. See our documentation for more details.

  • HTTPS requests have their own bandwidth quotas, but also count toward your total bandwidth quotas. You can monitor these quotas on your Admin Console Dashboard.

This video below gives a good understanding about how to develop and deploy an application using Google App Engine. 

Do you already have your applications hosted on Google App Engine? 

Also read: [Video] Google for Webmasters Tutorial

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Vaibhav


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