HTML Format for a Business Intelligence Portal Item

For security purposes, the BI Portal is locked down by disabling anonymous authentication for the public users in WebFOCUS. Any requests made outside of the BI Portal, will require authentication. To disable anonymous authentication, WebFOCUS Administrators must complete the following steps:

  1. Navigate to the ibi\WebFOCUS80\config directory.
  2. Edit the securitysettings.xml file.
  3. Set the anonymousAuthEnabled value to false.
  4. Save the file and restart the application server.

The following table describes the HTML format for Business Intelligence Portal items.



WebFOCUS BI Portal Access Details


Parameter to use for a Business Intelligence Portal item that will execute when the main link is clicked.

The value of LINK_URL, must be as follows:




Is the name of the application server and port number where WebFOCUS is installed.


Is the directory that contains the BI Portal item.


Is a report procedure (.fex), URL (.url), or HTML page (.html).

Note: Sample or default URLs are for informational purposes only and may not resolve correctly, if at all.

Special characters and NLS characters may need to be encoded. For example, the following are common special characters and their corresponding encoding:

Is encoded as
Is encoded as

Additional Links


Name of additional search result links.

Where n is the sequential number of the link you are creating (1, 2, 3, and so on).