Sun Identity Manager 8.1 Installation

Appendix H Working with Firewalls or Proxy Servers

This chapter describes how Identity Manager uses Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) and how to configure Identity Manager to obtain accurate URL data when firewalls or proxy servers are in place.

Servlet APIs

The Web-based Identity Manager user interface is highly dependent on Uniform Resource Locators (URLs) to specify the location of pages to be retrieved by the Web client.

Identity Manager depends on the Servlet APIs provided by an application server (such as Apache Tomcat, IBM WebSphere, or BEA WebLogic) to determine the fully qualified URL in the current HTTP request so that a valid URL can be placed in the generated HTML and HTTP response.

Some configurations prevent the application server from determining the URL the Web client uses for an HTTP request. Examples include:

For instances in which the Servlet APIs do not provide accurate URL data from an HTTP request, the correct data can be configured in the file (located in your Identity Manager installation config directory).

The following attributes control Identity Manager’s Web-based documentation root and whether Identity Manager uses the HTML BASE HREF tag:

Overriding this calculated value can be useful when those APIs do not return the whole truth, which occurs when: