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Browser close with BI 4 – BI Launch Pad log off

To close the browser when user log off from BI Launch Pad in BI 4 environment:

1) Create browserclose html page with the below code and save it as browserclose.html


parent.opener = this;



2) Copy the browserclose.html to the below locaiton:

X:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Tomcat6\webapps\AdminTools

3) Update the url.exit= property in BI launch pad properties file under the below location :

X:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Tomcat6\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\config\custom

BIlaunchpad properties file update:

#The URL that a logout will redirect to if the logon was an external logon (i.e. via This is optional.


4) Stop the tomcat server

5) Delete the cache from the below location and start the tomcat server

X:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Tomcat6\work\Catalina\localhost

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      Thank you very much for this tutorial.

      When i logoff from BiLaunchpad portal it works very fine and i have a message box : Do you want to close this window. (using IE 8)

      When i have access  to BiLaunchpad by my enterprise portal (SSO authentication)  it is working without the navigator message.

      Is there any reason and workaround to have the message box ?



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      Used url.exit to redirect the user back to a corporate home page, rather than close bilaunchpad as described, simpler to execute, but hard to find in the documentation.

      Just wanted to add an update to the path for BOE 4.1 SP5.