Vanity URLs Do Not Work on Secure Pages

Revised May 8, 2018

The Issue

It is not possible to add a working Vanity URL to an authenticated page unless your Vanity URL also ends in '-pw.' 

Visitors trying to access the secure page using a Vanity URL will likely encounter a 404 server error ("page not found").

Workaround

If a short URL without '-pw' is desired for outreach or to handle common usage, we suggest you use a separate Redirect Page instead. Create a new page using the Redirect Template, set the URL through the UBCMS to the actual secure page (/content/www/etc/page-pw), and then add any desired Vanity URLs to the Page Properties of the redirect page, and NOT in the secure page itself.

> Read more about UBCMS redirect pages and Vanity URLs