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Personalisation…that’s what attracts you to use something, to feel at home…doesn’t it?

In the same way, different groups of people/ departments in an organisation running a Portal would love to get their own ” personalised access points” to the portal. A gateway which could take the user to a specific application.

One easy and simple way to do this is through the SAP provided SAP Web dispatcher tool. In this blog, I will talk about how you can very simply achieve this feature with the SAP Web Dispatcher.

The Netweaver Portal does provide a feature called “Quick Links” which gives you a literal ‘quick link’  to a page on the portal . For more information about visit

Note: Till atleast Portal 7.0 SPS14 the quicklink feature could only be used with the word ‘go’ in the middle eg: http://<<base URL>> /go/quicklink

Another way to achieve this is through the SAP Web Dispatcher.

Scenario: Assiging an Alias directly to a Web Dynpro Application.


  • 1) Open up the web dispatcher profile ” sapwebdisp.pfl”
  • 2) Navigate to the section ‘SAP Web Dispatcher Ports’
  • 3) Add the parameter icm/HTTP/redirect_X
  • 4) Add the value to the above parameter = PREFIX=/xxx, TO=/irj/yyyy
  •      a. Xxx = replace with alias
  •      b. Yyy= replace with location of app


And you are done! You can even call directly a web dynpro app!

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    1. Former Member Post author
      Hi Michael,

      Thanks for the comments. I think I will update the blog with links to SAP Help for the SAP Web Dispatcher. This should avoid confusion. I agree that this is not a reverse proxy solution to hide the URL or rewrite, it was meant as an alias for inital access and then redirection.

      Thanks for the clarification!


    2. Former Member

      with the parameter icm/HTTP/redirect_0,

      it works for prefix, but

      how to set the parameter values such that i can  avoid entering the port no on the browser.



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