URL redirection for SMAX

Idea ID 1674160

URL redirection for SMAX

Hello,

In the OOB configuration when you type the SMAX hostname only like https://<SMAX FQDN>, you are redirected to https://<SMAX FQDN>/myhome page. However it should be configurable to redirect requests to https://<EXTERNAL_ACCESS_HOST>/saw/ess?TENANTID=xxxxxxxxx&AUTH=SAML page instead for letting end users to log into the system easier. According to Support, it is currently hard coded but should be configurable either at web application server level or through SMAX configuration screens.

Alper Ozdemir

8 Comments
Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: Waiting for Votes

Thank you for sharing your idea! It’s open for comments and kudos, and we’re looking forward to input from the community. Once there is enough community traction, it will be further reviewed by the product team

Super Contributor.
Super Contributor.

We're hitting the same problem - we're trying to avoid completely our users having to see the extra login screen before they get taken to SSO, but there is no way of turning it on across the board.

Outstanding Contributor.
Outstanding Contributor.

HI All,

In my case, the customer wants to redirect the ess-tenant_id access, like https://<yor_fqdn>:443/saw/ess?TENANT_ID=9999999999, to one easier to the end-users like https://<yor_fqdn>/it.

I mean, making a re-write rule on smax cluster (nginx-ingress) in order to enter a shorter url on the web browser, and SMAX redirect to https://<yor_fqdn>:443/saw/ess?TENANT_ID=9999999999

 

@Tonya SMAX The requirement is very similar. Do you need a new idea?

Respected Contributor.. Respected Contributor..
Respected Contributor..

workaround for those interested is to manipulate the nginx ingress controller defintions (sometimes the nginx controller in core namespace, and sometimes in smax namespace); basically manipulating the nginx.conf used by those pods allows for *most* (but not all) of these use cases to be achieved.  Please be aware that this approach may NOT be officially supported by Micro Focus (so please use this information at your own risk and/or confirm directly with MF support);

 

+1 / following for official support of this

Honored Contributor.. Honored Contributor..
Honored Contributor..

Hello,

A possible workaround is to use load balancer between browsers and  SMAX and/or SMA-SM portal.

- Setting Load Balancer IP as SMAX Portal IP on DNS but keeping original IP adresses across SMAX/SMA/SM servers by setting etc/hosts file if needed

-A URL rewrite rule on Load Balancer

can be used as workaround. We tried on 2 different SMA-SM version 2019.08 and it works.

Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: Under Consideration

Thanks for all the votes and comments. We are looking into this as a future product enhancement. Check the notifications box to be emailed if the status changes.

Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: Accepted

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Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: Delivered

This idea has been implemented in product release SMAX 2020.02. Check out the release notes for details. Thanks to all of our contributors for helping us continue to improve our products!

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