Creating URL Redirects from the Web
If you've ever needed a way to allow developers access to create their own URL redirects from
the Web, here's a quick and dirty solution.
I created a form that mirrors the mapping form in Domino Administrator. After authenticating,
the developer has a drop down list of the servers in which they can create redirects. I use
doc to the server doc called "Mapping". I get a handle to the "WebConfigurations" view in the NAB
and a handle to the server doc where I want to add the redirect.
In order for these changes to take effect, I created two program documents to stop and start
HTTP overnight. Otherwise, the developer can contact me immediately to determine when I can
Here are the parameters for the program documents:
Program name: nserver
Command line: -c "tell http quit"
Server to run on:
<BR> Comments: quits http task </P> <P> Program name:
nserver<BR> Command line: -c "load http"<BR> Server to run on: <Server
Name><BR> Comments: starts http task </P> <P> Remember to enable the program
and select a time to run each document. I found setting them to run within a minute of each other
works best. </P> <BR><P> <PRE> Sub Initialize Dim session As New
NotesSession Dim db As NotesDatabase Dim view As NotesView Dim doc As NotesDocument Dim redirectDoc
As NotesDocument Dim webDoc As NotesDocument Set webDoc = session.documentcontext Set db = New
NotesDatabase("","names.nsf") Set view =
db.GetView("WebConfigurations") Set doc = view.GetDocumentByKey("<Server
Name>") Set redirectDoc = db.CreateDocument Call redirectDoc.MakeResponse(doc)
redirectDoc.Form = "Mapping" redirectDoc.ServerName = webDoc.ServerName(0)
redirectDoc.MappingType = "3" 'URL -> Redirection URL redirectDoc.MapType =
"Redirect" redirectDoc.Type = "Mapping" redirectDoc.RM_MapFrom =
webDoc.MapFrom(0) 'incoming URL string redirectDoc.RM_MapTo = webDoc.MapTo(0) 'redirection URL
string Call redirectDoc.Save(True,True) End Sub </PRE>
This was first published in March 2001
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