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Moving the * URL pattern between servlets

Suggest edit Updated on June 30, 2021

The * is a wildcard character that is not used in the URL. * is the default servlet URL pattern that you can replace with another servlet.

Moving the * is optional and is done to change to the default and set up automatic redirection. For example, if one of your teams decides to move the * from default WebStandard to DeltaTeam, all access is automatically redirected from to by default.

If a request is received that does not match any of the defined URL patterns, then the definition for * is used to determine to what servlet the request is dispatched.

If you access something after /prweb and the servlet is not found, you are redirected to the default servlet, where * is configured as the URL pattern.

If the * URL pattern is not provided, then system becomes inaccessible. * is the minimum servlet requirement for a servlet to be accessible. Without *, the servlet produces a 403 error. The Servlet Management landing page provides a validation to ensure that at least one servlet is in the Enabled state with * as the URL pattern.

  1. Access the servlet from which you want to move the * URL pattern:
    1. In the header of Dev Studio, click ConfigureSystemSettingsServlet Management.
    2. Identify the servlet from which you want to remove the * URL pattern, click the More icon on the right side of the window, and then select Configure.
    3. Under URL patterns, click the delete icon beside the * URL pattern.
    4. Click Update.
  2. Add the * URL pattern to the servlet that you want to update:
    1. Identify the servlet to which you want to add the * URL pattern, click the More icon on the right side of the window, and then select Configure.
    2. Under URL patterns, click Add.
    3. Enter the * URL pattern.
    4. Click Update.
    5. For the changes to take effect, you must restart your entire environment.
What to do next: To request a restart of the entire environment, select New request in My Support Portal. For more information, see:
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