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Virtual Rooting

You can present a folder other than the physical Substance D root object as the “SDI root” to people. For example, if you have the following structure from your physical Substance D root:

      \-- folder1
      |-- folder2

You can present either folder1 or folder2 to the user as a virtual root when people log in to the SDI.

To do so, you have to pass an X-Vhm-Root header to SubstanceD in each request. It’s easiest to do this with Apache or another frontend web server. Here’s a sample configuration which assumes you are telling Apache to proxy to a Substance D application that runs on localhost on port 6543:

<VirtualHost *:80>
    ServerAdmin webmaster@agendaless.com
    ServerName  example.com
    ErrorLog    /var/log/apache2/example.com-error.log
    CustomLog   /var/log/apache2/example.com-access.log combined
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$1 [L,P]
    ProxyPreserveHost On
    RequestHeader add X-Vhm-Root /folder1

In the above configuration, when users log in on http://example.com/manage, the root they see in the SDI will be /folder1 instead of the real root. They will not be able to access the real root.

Note that retail requests (requests without /manage) to the same hostname will also be rooted at folder1.

This feature requires Pyramid version 1.4.4 or better.