What do you call FQDN when installing Enterprise ?

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07-19-2019 12:27 AM
GrandLyon
New Contributor II

Hi all,

I have a question concerning what is called FQDN when installing ArcGIS Enterprise.

ESRI recommand to use FQDN as server name. OK but which one ?

My server is in a Microsoft AD domain so its FQDN is:

 WIN001.MSDOMAIN.GL

But we will never use Portal using this URL. The "application" URL is registered in our DNS as :

 GEOPORTAL.LYON.FR and the HTTPS certificate is for GEOPORTAL.LYON.FR

So during installation what server name must I use ? I'm not supposed to have a WIN001.MSDOMAIN.GL HTTPS certificate.

Thank for your help

Nicolas

Nicolas ROLLAND
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JonathanQuinn
Esri Frequent Contributor

It's common to have an internal DNS and FQDN, (portal.domain.local), but also have a different external facing, (or even internal alias) FQDN. You'll need to set a Web Context URL to tell Portal and Server to use the correct hostname within it's user/client facing URL.

https://enterprise.arcgis.com/en/portal/latest/administer/windows/using-a-reverse-proxy-server-with-...

https://enterprise.arcgis.com/en/server/latest/deploy/linux/using-a-reverse-proxy-server-with-arcgis...

GrandLyon
New Contributor II

Thank you very much,

I have added a webcontextURL to the portal using it's DNS name https://geoportal.lyon.fr/portal and now I can login the Portal using PSA account.

I also did it for the server and every thing look fine now.

Thanks for your help

Nicolas ROLLAND
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mdonnelly
Esri Contributor

One thing to note here is that you should choose the web context url carefully in the beginning as changing it later can cause issues.

This is because you will use the server web context url when federating Portal and ArcGIS Server. Changing the details of federation, such as the services url  will break any existing hosted services that you have.

Actually, changing the urls used for federation will break existing hosted services regardless of if there is a web context url or not.

Regards,
Mark
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