Posted On: Oct 5, 2023

Today, App Runner launched improvements for associating custom domain(s) to an App Runner service in the App Runner console. App Runner makes it easier for developers to quickly deploy containerized web applications and APIs to the cloud, at scale, and without managing infrastructure. When you create an App Runner service, by default, App Runner allocates a domain name to your service. If you have your own domain name, you can associate it to your App Runner service as a custom domain name. With App Runner you do not need to manage TLS/SSL certificates.

When associating a custom domain to an App Runner service, you need to add the certificate validation and DNS target records to your DNS provider. App Runner validates the ownership of the domain name and makes your service accessible from the associated domain. With this launch, if you are using Amazon Route 53 as your DNS provider, you only need to select a domain name available in Amazon Route 53. App Runner will automatically configure the Route 53 domain with the required certificate validation and DNS records to link to your App Runner service. This improvement is available in the App Runner console. 

For more information about associating custom domain(s) in App Runner, see the App Runner custom domain names chapter in the AWS App Runner Developer Guide. To learn more about App Runner, visit the product page