Add portal application
Access Gateway applications can use policy and specialized policy configuration to create portal applications. In a portal some, or the bulk of traffic, is handled by a single back end, but other traffic is routed to specific back ends based on access policy and URI requests.
This guide details how to configure a header based application to route traffic to different back ends based on specific URI requests.
In this architecture an end user requests a resource which is composed of the core URL, in this example www.myportal.com, and specific resources, everything to the right of the /. Access Gateway, using policy and additional configuration, then routes requests to one of several back ends. In this example any requests of the form www.myportal.com/2nd would be routed to 2ndbackend.myportal.com. Likewise, requests of type www.myportal.com/3rd to 3rdbackend.myportal.com and all others to backend.myportal.com. This guide will take you through the configuration of the header application and associated resources to configure such a portal application.
- Determine the external URL used by the application, in this example www.myportal.com
- Determine the universe of possible URIs, and their associated back ends.
In this example:
www.myportal.com/2nd > 2ndbackend.myportal.com.
www.myportal.com/3rd > 3rdbackend.myportal.com.
And all others to backend.myportal.com.
- Determine all required header attributes required for authentication.
|Create a containing group||
|Create header application||
|Assign certificate to a portal application||
|Add additional attributes||
|Add required access policy||
|Test the application||
- See Access Gateway supported application and version information for details of supported application and version information.
- See Add a generic header application.
- See Add a sample policy application.
- See Troubleshoot applications.
- Add or review application essential settings. See About application essentials and Manage application essentials.
- Add application behaviors. See About application behaviors.
- Add fine grained policy to further protect resources. See About application policy and Manage access control application policy for an overview on user policy and for examples respectively.
- Extend existing policy using custom configuration. See Advanced Access Gateway policy.