EXM Renderer URL on Azure Paas

When using Sitecore Email Experience Manager on Azure PaaS, you might run into the error:

System.Net.WebException

Message: Unable to connect to the remote server

An attempt was made to access a socket in a way forbidden by its access permissions 127.0.0.1:80

The cause of this error, is that Sitecore tries to display the message by making a call to localhost. However, connection attempts to local addresses (e.g. localhost127.0.0.1) and the machine’s own IP will fail on Azure.

To get around this, you should set

<setting name=”EXM.RendererUrl” value=”https://onelittlespark-cm.dev.com” env:require=”Development” />

 

 

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