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Definition Center Security Block Redirects/Whitelist
This article describes setting up your whitelist and FQDN on the Definition Center.
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Written by Jamie Gutierrez
Updated over a week ago

To improve security, from v9.1, onwards Definition Center blocks redirects that do not go to the server originating the request. The Definition Center uses two properties in the file to determine if the redirect request matches the originating server. The first of these is  and contain the fully qualified domain name (FQDN)  of the server. You will be prompted at installation or upgrade (from v9.1) to specify the fully qualified domain name in this property. 

Since many organizations use server aliases, short names or IP addresses in lieu of the often long complicated fully qualified domain name, a second property is used in file to contain these alternate names for the server:  irise.server.redirect.whitelist . These you add manually to the  file after installation as a comma separated list. Any request coming from one of the items on the whitelist will pass through. Attempted redirects from an alias, short name or IP address not on the whitelist will result in a 403 error in the browser.

Installing or updating iRise Definition Center

When installing iRise for the first time or updating a prior installation, you will be prompted to enter the server’s fully qualified domain name (FQDN). The screen looks like this.

You will not be able to proceed with installation unless you enter in the fully qualified domain name. To find your fully qualified domain name do the following:

  1. Type ipconfig /all  at the command prompt and hit enter

  2. Look at the top of the response for the ‘Host Name’ and ‘Primary dns Suffix’ parameters.

  3. Combine the servername followed by a period and the Primary Dns Suffix to create your fully qualified domain name

From the screenshot below your fully qualified domain name would be .

Adding entries to the White List

If end users use an alias, short name or IP address to access your Definition Center you must now add those to the White List parameter in the  file

After installation is complete, open up x:\iRiseDefCenter\Tomcat\conf\  file. Locate the parameter irise.server.redirect.whitelist. After the equals sign add a comma separated list of additional aliases, short names and/or IP addresses that may be used to access the Definition Center. Save the file and restart the Definition Center service for your changes to take effect.

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