Results tagged “urlmapping” from Bill Benac

Spreadsheet to Generate URLMapping Entries

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The URLMapping section of portalconfig.xml isn't the most elegant part of the ALUI portal configuration. You are required, for each URL you intend to support, to repeat a block of settings but with incremented index values. I'm working with a customer using dozens of URLMappings, and we realized there had to be a better way than updating these individually. Enter Excel.

I created two spreadsheets, and the one you use depends on your environment and preferences. The simpler urlmapping-generator.xls creates a single mapping for each single URL you want to use, and this is what you would expect is required. However, as I wrote last year, there's a bug in how URLMappings are handled when a proxy or load balancer is involved, and the way to fix it is with an extra URLMapping. I have an advanced spreadsheet, urlmapping-generator-proxybugfix.xls for this situation, and it creates both the first mapping you would expect as well as the second mapping to handle the bug.

I hope this is helpful.

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