If your vCloud Director installation includes multiple cloud cells running behind a load balancer or NAT, or if the cloud cells do not have publicly-routable IP addresses, you can set a secure public web URL.

During the initial configuration of each cloud cell, you specified an HTTP service IP address. By default, vCloud Director uses that address to construct the organization URL that organization users access to log in to the system. To use a different address that uses a certificate you specify, configure a secure public web URL.


  1. Click the Administration tab and click Public Addresses in the left pane.
  2. Type the vCloud Director secure public URL, beginning with https://.
    If you are using a load balancer, set the public web URL to the load balancer's IP (ex. https://LoadBalancerIP. If you are not using a load balancer, you must include /cloud at the end of your public web URL (ex. https://cellIP/cloud).
  3. Click Browse under vCloud Director secure certificate chain to select the certificate for the secure public address to use.
    The certificate must be internal to the vCloud Director cell.
  4. Click Apply.


When you create an organization, its organization URL includes the secure public web URL instead of the HTTP service IP address. vCloud Director also modifies the organization URLs of existing organizations.