In the previous chapter we purchased a new domain on Route 53. Now let’s use it for our serverless API.

Change indicator In your stacks/ApiStack.ts replace the function declaration with the following to add app from StackContext.

export function ApiStack({ stack, app }: StackContext) {

Change indicator Then, add the following above the defaults: { line in stacks/ApiStack.ts.

customDomain: app.stage === "prod" ? "<>" : undefined,

This tells SST that we want to use a custom domain if we are deploying to the prod stage. We are not setting one for our dev stage, or any other stage.

We could for example, base it on the stage name, api-${app.stage} So for dev it might be But we’ll leave that as an exercise for you.

We also need to update the outputs of our API stack.

Change indicator Finally, replace the stack.addOutputs call at the bottom of stacks/ApiStack.ts.

  ApiEndpoint: api.customDomainUrl || api.url,

Here we are returning the custom domain URL, if we have one. If not, then we return the auto-generated URL.

Deploy the App

Let’s deploy these changes to prod.

Change indicator Run the following from your project root.

$ pnpm sst deploy --stage prod

At the end of the deploy process you should see something like this.

✓  Deployed:

This is great! We now have our app deployed to prod and our API has a custom domain.

Next, let’s use our custom domain for our React app as well.