Configuring Add-in proxies.

In an enterprise environment, it is often not the case that MindLink Anywhere and any Client Add-Ins will be served from the same actual machine. Hence, they will be served from different domains/ports and so Client Add-In/MindLink Anywhere communication will be forbidden. The use of a reverse-proxy is therefore required to mux requests to MindLink Anywhere and to any configured Client Add-Ins to the same domain. This can be achieved by configuring the reverse-proxy with forwarding rules based on the relative-path of the incoming HTTP request. The reverse-proxy is not a component of MindLink Anywhere and must be sourced from a third-party vendor.

It may also be the case that a Client Add-In's URL as loaded by Group Chat Console clients is not that which is exposed by the MindLink Anywhere reverse-proxy. In this case, the Add-In should be configured using the Group Chat MindLink Management Center as the URL that the Group Chat Console should load. MindLink Anywhere should then be configured using the add-in re-write rules configuration key, to convert the Add-Ins URL into the URL that the reverse-proxy exposes it as.

The add-in re-write rules configuration setting is a set of key/value pairs. The "key" is a regular expression to test any Client Add-In URLs against. If the regex matches, the Client Add-In URL is transformed using the "value" string. The value string supports regex style group placeholders (e.g. $1) to re-use elements of the original matched URL.

For instance: to re-write an internal Client Add-In URL of: - to the external address of http://MindLink

the regular expression would be*), and the replacement would be http://MindLink$1 In the MindLink Management Center, this would be typed in the add in re write rules config box as: -*), http://MindLink$1;

Note that the literal special characters in the regular expression "key" string are escaped with a backslash.

An example Client Add-In configuration is shown below.


Figure 113: Example proxy and MindLink Anywhere configuration

The enable an add-in, a check box can be used to disable Client Add-In support across the whole system in all chat rooms, if needed.