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URL rewrite

  • 1.  URL rewrite

    Posted Mon December 02, 2019 01:16 AM
    Hello,
    Shane Weeden mentioned in his Blog this new 9.0.7 feature:
    • An easy way to define front-end vs back-end URLs for an API. E.g. I can very simply map /myservice on the front of WebSEAL to /jct/app/someservice on the back.

    Does anybody know, how this easy way look like. I'm using http-transformation-rules and not very happy with this.

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    Andreas Rühl
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  • 2.  RE: URL rewrite

    Posted Tue December 03, 2019 02:35 AM
    This is a part of the new API Access Control functionality in ISAM 9.0.7.0: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSPREK_9.0.7/com.ibm.isam.doc/admin/concept/con_api_access_ctrl.html.  In particular Shane is referring to the URL aliasing capability.  It is pretty easy to configure using the LMI.   Having said this, under the covers the URL aliasing capability uses HTTP transformation rules - it just means that you don't need to author these rules yourself.

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    Scott Exton
    IBM
    Gold Coast
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  • 3.  RE: URL rewrite

    Posted Wed December 04, 2019 02:04 AM
    That's not what I was hoping for.
    An assistant that simplifies configuration may be helpful to newbies, but it does not make the product better. In my view, the opposite is the case. Too bad.
    Instead of such assistants, I would prefer best pratice guides. These promote understanding. Assistants do the opposite.


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    Andreas Rühl
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  • 4.  RE: URL rewrite

    Posted Thu December 19, 2019 05:23 PM
    An assistant that simplifies configuration may be helpful to newbies, but it does not make the product better. In my view, the opposite is the case.

    That reminds me of the old paperclip guy that would pop up in the corner of your screen to ostensibly help you in the very old Windows OSs lol! 

    Screenshots, text guides and actual videos would be ideal.

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    Jay Paul
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