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Get URL of portal


I have, seems like, simple question:

How to get url of portal ( http://mydomain:port /irj/portal/....), which see user?

(For example, portal server access by ip, but user in file 'hosts' have alias mydomain for this ip, accordingly have http://mydomain:port /irj/portal/... in address bar)

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    Posted on Sep 19, 2008 at 10:24 AM

    Hello Paul,

    Actually thing is that we can not access portal with its IP address so we save its Ip address with host name in drivers and then access it with its host name

    For eg if ur portal Ip Address is and u have saved it with its Host name as hello and ur instance number of ur server is 01 then ur port numbre will be

    Port Number = 50000+100*Instance number

    Ie Port number will be 50100

    and host name willll be hello

    so whole URL to access ur portal will be


    Hope this will help u


    Soni Vinit

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    • Hi Paul,

      Please keep in mind that there is a long-running-war in opinion which server / port is reported by these methods when there is a proxy set in front of the portal. From my understanding (and I think this is backed up by the corresponding RFCs), the method should always return the server name/port how the original client uses it. Nevertheless, for example Apache and Tomcat both have the possibility to switch this to the proxies address. And Novell iChain for example does a dumb mix (name of the original client, port of the proxy, or vice versa, don't remember exactly).

      So use it with care... That's also the reason why for example SAP doesn't trust this method (and many software doesn't) and let's the admin fill in the end-users server name / port as a config.

      Hope it helps not to trap into a pit,

      best regards


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