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How to host Bold BI Application as a Sub Application in IIS

Bold BI Application can be hosted as sub application in IIS by following the below steps.

Steps to host Bold BI as Sub Application inside IIS

The following services are needed to sub-host the Bold BI application:

  • IDP
  • Dashboard server
  • Dashboard Designer

Refer the following table.

Location Application Under Sub Application
C:\Bold BI\IDP sub-app -
C:\Bold BI\Dashboard Server bi sub-app
C:\Bold BI\Dashboard Designer designer bi
  1. Right-click the website hosted in IIS and choose Add Application as shown in the following image.

    Add new Application

  2. Fill the following details and click Ok as shown in the below image.

    • Alias name - Enter the name that you wish to be an alias for the domain.

    • Application pool - Application Pools are logical groupings of web applications that will execute in a common process.

    • Physical path - In the Physical path box, click the browse button to navigate the file system to find the IDP from Bold BI deployed location.

    Saved new Application

NOTE: Alias name should be lowercase.

  1. The following folders to be converted as an application:

    • API
    • UMS
    • Windows Authentication

    Right-click the folder and choose Convert to Application as shown in the following image.

    Convert to Application

  2. Now, add a Dashboard Server application inside it as shown in the following image.

    Dashboard Server Site

  3. The following folders to be converted as an application:

    • API
    • Jobs
  4. Add a Dashboard Designer application inside the bi application as shown in the following image.

    Dashboard Designer Site

  5. Finally, sub-application structure are created successfully as shown in the following image.

    final-structure

Configure Bold BI to run as the sub-application

Need to change this sub-application URL in the following mentioned file location.

File Location Property Values
C:\Bold BI\IDP\ums\Configuration\bold bi InternalAppBIUrl {sub application URL}/bi
C:\Bold BI\Dashboard Server\Configuration InternalAppIdpUrl {sub application URL}
InternalAppDataServiceUrl {sub application URL}/bi/designer

Refer the following images:

idp-config-file

server-config-file

IMPORTANT: Restart your site once all the above steps are completed.