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Status Future consideration
Workspace Instana
Categories Self Hosted
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 6, 2022

Do not rewrite Instana Console UI URL to host_name in settings.hcl

We need to skip setting the host_name variable in the settings.hcl file.

Whenever we are trying to login to the console using the IP address or the hostname or the loadbalancer URL, its redirecting to the defined value of host_name in the settings.hcl. All we need is, use either IP or hostname or load balancer URL to get to the console without having it to redirect to any particular variable.

When trying to login using the load balancer URL, it should remain on it without having to redirect to any hostname or IP. And in the same case, if trying to login using an IP address, it should remain intact on IP without redirecting to loadbalancer or hostname. And same is the case with hostname to remain on hostname without redirecting to something else.

That can be achieved if we can have host_name in settings.hcl not defined to any particular IP or hostname or load balancer URL. But when commented the variable host_name, its throwing up an error below saying host_name must not be empty.

Idea priority Medium
  • Admin
    Hubert Hesse
    Oct 10, 2022

    Hi Mohammed,

    thanks for idea. I understand that you want the UI to not redirect/rewrite to URLs as defined in the FDQN as described in our docs

    I would try to understand more around your use case. What would you gain in accessing the Instana console UI from an internal or external IP over FQDN?