Specifying URL paths of web-based services

Specifying URL paths of web-based services

If you have purchased the Web and Cloud module, you can define services in Nexthink for measuring the connectivity of the end-users to web applications and web sites by stating the domain name of the particular provider of the service. In some cases though, you may want to differentiate among several services that lie within the same domain. For instance, you may want to make the difference between:

  • www.example.com/agenda
  • www.example.com/share

To treat these two addresses as different services, you must first configure your Collectors to report the URLs of the web requests addressed to the domain www.example.com.

Then create two services in the Finder of the type HTTP web requests with URL path. In addition to the name of the domain, you can specify now a URL path to distinguish services within the same domain. Note however that the URL path option is only available for HTTP and not for TLS web-based services. Following with our example, you would specify as URL paths:

  • agenda
  • share

All subpaths are naturally included in the definition. You may also use the star pattern to substitute for zero or more characters in the URL path.

Domain URL path Matches
www.example.com agenda
  • www.example.com/agenda/mycal.php
share
  • www.example.com/share/myshare.html
  • www.example.com/share/groupshare.html
sh*
  • www.example.com/share/myshare.html
  • www.example.com/sharing/index.html