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Web Dispatcher: masking/hiding external URL

Hi,

I am configuring our Web Dispatcher to redirect to external URL with below scenario:

Web Dispatcher URL: http://wd.mycompany.com/EXT

External URL: http://www.external.com/

The URL redirection is working fine - accessing http://wd.mycompany.com/EXT will be redirected to http://www.external.com, but browser is now showing http://www.external.com instead of http://wd.mycompany.com/EXT.

I understand we can do masking/hiding SAP back-end URL.

My question: is it possible to mask/hide external URL using Web Dispatcher? How to do that?

Regards,

Hari

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    Posted on Nov 12, 2015 at 11:10 AM

    Hello,

    As Shi Feng said, any URL redirect will not help you achieve what you want.

    If the Web Dispatcher in use is from a recent release (I recommend using the Web Dispatcher 742), you can configure it for multiple systems, using the parameter "wdisp/system_X".

    wdisp/system_<xx> - SAP Web Dispatcher - SAP Library

    Then, you can create one external system, like "SID=EXT, EXTSRV=...".

    The requests would still go through the Web Dispatcher. Thus, the URL will me masked as you want.

    Cheers,

    Isaías

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    • Hello Simanth,

      After successful authentication and during response, we should replace the URI back with timeclock.

      The Web Dispatcher can modify the request before forwarding it to the backend.

      What you need is to modify the response sent by the backend, before the Web Dispatcher forwards the response back to the client (internet browser). As far as I know, it is not possible to do this with the Web Dispatcher.

      In fact, the Web Dispatcher can modify the responses, but not the URI from the response.

      Regards,

      Isaías

  • Posted on Nov 06, 2015 at 07:21 AM

    Hi,

    I would say that it is how URL redirect works(your client browser will be asked to go to the new URL) .

    If you want your client to see http://AAAA:port/A/A URL in the browser, but actual content of http://BBBB:port/B/B URL, you should define Modification Actions to use URL Rewrite.

    please see following document:

    https://help.sap.com/saphelp_nw70ehp2/helpdata/en/48/9266acaa6b17cee10000000a421937/frameset.htm

    Thanks and best regards,

    Shi Feng

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