Custom Logoff page for SAP BI Launchpad

I recently posted about a way to create a custom logon mechanism for SAP BI Launchpad with relatively low effort (some configuration to get an sdk app going, and very little code). Today, i also wanted to share how to configure a custom logoff page for the SAP BI Launchpad. This is much simpler, and requires NO custom coding, just a config file edit (and unfortunately, a web server restart.. :().
To setup a custom logoff page, that users will be redirected to when they log off from the BI Launchpad, locate the BIlaunchpad.properties file (on a typical topmact install, it’s located at: Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\Tomcat6\webapps\BOE\WEB-INF\config\default). Before working wth the file, back it up of course. Open the file with a notepad (or some other good text editor that will not mess up the file and leave extra invisible characters in it!) and modify the url.exit= attribute by adding your custom logoff url. Unfortunately, you will need to restart your web server (Tomcat in most cases). After the restart, when you logoff from the BI Launchpad, you will be redirected to the custom page. That’s it! Enjoy.

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One Response to Custom Logoff page for SAP BI Launchpad

  1. Sabala says:

    Hi, I used similar way to redirect the URL, but the user wants the logout to be redirected environment specific. i..e in QA it logs out to Company QA, and Validation it should logout to Company’s Validation env. Any thoughts?

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