Secure Mobile Access 12.4 Administration Guide

Example: Working with a URL Redirect

Some Web-based applications automatically redirect users to other Web pages. A user accessing the application may browse to a particular Web address, but then be redirected to a different address.

For example, an organization has a mail server with the following URL:

http://domino.example.com/dwa.nsf

A user who accesses this site is then automatically redirected to a different URL:

http://domino.example.com/mail/dwa1.nsf

To give users access to the application using the SMA appliance, you need to add both the original and the redirected URLs as resources.

The following example demonstrates how to add your Web-based application as a pair of URL resources, how to group the resources together, and then how to define an access control rule so that your users have access to the application.

Configure URL resources for your Web-based application

  1. In the AMC, navigate to Security Administration > Resources.

  2. Click the + (New) icon.

  3. Select URL from the drop-down list.

    The Add Resource – URLpage displays.

  4. In the Name field, type a name for the resource. For example, Mail Web App.

  5. In the URL field, type the address of the mail server. For example,

    http://domino.example.com/dwa.nsf.

  6. Click Save.

  7. Repeat Step 2 through Step 6 to create a second Web resource specifying the redirected URL address. If your application uses more than one redirected URL, create an additional URL resource for each address; this example assumes there are only two URLs involved.

Create a resource group for both URL resources

  1. In the AMC, navigate to Security Administration > Resources.

  2. Click the Resource Groups tab.

  3. Click the + (New) icon.

    The Add Resource Group page displays.

  4. In the Name field, type a name for the group resource. For example, Mail Web App Group.

  5. Select the checkboxes for each of the Web resources previously created.

  6. Click Save.

Define an access control rule for the resource group

  1. In the AMC, navigate to Security Administration > Access Control.

  2. Click the + (New) icon.

    The Add Access Rule page displays.

  3. In the Position field, type a number to specify the rule’s position in the access rule list.

  4. Use the Action buttons to specify Permit.

    This will allow users to access the group resource that you specify in the next step.

  5. Complete the information under Basic settings:

    1. Leave User selected (so that the rule applies to users trying to access a resource).

    2. The From field specifies the users to whom the rule applies. For this example, leave the value as Any user.

    3. In the To field, click Edit to specify the target resource for this rule.

      A Resources page displays.

    4. Select the resource group previously created. In this example, Mail Web App Group.

  6. Click Save.

For an overview of access control, see Access Control Rules.

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