Aliases

CommandBox allows you to create web aliases for the web server that are similar to virtual directories. The alias path is relative to the folder the server.json lives in, but can point to any folder on the hard drive. Aliases can be used for static or CFM files.

For compatibility reasons as of version 5.3.0, relative alias paths can also be relative to the web root, if that is not where the server.json lives. CommandBox will check if the folder exists relative to the web root FIRST, and if not, it will then check relative to the folder the server.json lives in.

To configure aliases for your server, create an object under web called aliases. The keys are the web-accessible virtual paths and the corresponding values are the relative or absolute path to the folder the alias points to.

Here's what your server.json might look like.

{
"web" : {
"aliases" : {
"/foo" : "bar",
"/js" : "C:\static\shared\javascript"
}
}
}

Here's how to create aliases from the server set command:

server set web.aliases./foo = bar
server set web.aliases./js = C:\static\shared\javascript

info On Adobe ColdFusion servers, .cfm files will be run automatically from inside an aliases directory. On Railo and Lucee servers, you'll need to create a CF mapping that maps the alias name and path for .cfm files to work.