Content Delivery Network

Content delivery networks (CDNs) are networks of data centers distributed around the globe to more quickly deliver web content. In short, a server that is closer to the client’s computer will be able to deliver content faster.

Skuid can deliver its static assets—HTML, CSS, JavaScript—through its own CDN as well.

To enable or disable CDN usage:

  1. Navigate to Settings > Org Preferences.
  2. Enable or disable the toggle within the CDN pane.


New Skuid environments have CDN use enabled by default. Existing Skuid environments may need to activate the feature manually.

CDN as An External Domain

Because the CDN is an external site from the Salesforce org, use of this feature may depend on your organizations own security rules. Some organizations enforce zero or limited access to external domains.

If there is an outbound firewall in place for your organization, then you must add to its list of allowed hosts for outbound traffic.

Considerations for Government Cloud

Government Cloud is a Salesforce product specifically designed to meet the data handling compliance needs for government agencies. However Skuid’s CDN is external to Government Cloud, and thus is not compatible with its more stringent security requirements. If the CDN is enabled in a government cloud org, Skuid fails to load.

To avoid unexpected behaviors, you must disable the CDN when working with Government Cloud:

  1. In Salesforce setup, navigate to Custom Settings.
  2. Click the Preferences custom setting label.
  3. Click on Manage.
  4. Click Edit.
  5. Uncheck Serve Skuid static assets from CDN.
  6. Click Save.