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Resolver I
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Difference between web service url and web portal url

Hi All,
 
what is the difference between the options as below?
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Regards,
Frank
   
 
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Re: Difference between web service url and web portal url

Hi @Frank_Fei ,

 

Web Service URL: In this setting tab; we can customize network policies which have access to Report Server web URL. So we can control incoming request to Report Server. In this configuration tab we can configure;

  • Can filter the web service request
  • Can change web service request ports for HTTP and https in Advanced tab
  • Can change virtual directory name for the ReportServer. Default virtual directory name is ReportServer.
  • Can bind and configure SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certification.

Web Portal URL: In this configuration tab, we can configure web portal virtual directory name and we can change request ports and filter IP address like Web Service URL.

 

 

Source: https://www.sqlshack.com/sql-server-reporting-service-configuration-manager/

 

 

Best,

Kathrin

 

 

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Re: Difference between web service url and web portal url

Hi @Frank_Fei ,

 

Web Service URL: In this setting tab; we can customize network policies which have access to Report Server web URL. So we can control incoming request to Report Server. In this configuration tab we can configure;

  • Can filter the web service request
  • Can change web service request ports for HTTP and https in Advanced tab
  • Can change virtual directory name for the ReportServer. Default virtual directory name is ReportServer.
  • Can bind and configure SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certification.

Web Portal URL: In this configuration tab, we can configure web portal virtual directory name and we can change request ports and filter IP address like Web Service URL.

 

 

Source: https://www.sqlshack.com/sql-server-reporting-service-configuration-manager/

 

 

Best,

Kathrin

 

 

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Super User III
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Re: Difference between web service url and web portal url

The Portal URL is the one your end users will interact with. This defaults to http(s)://<server>/reports. This endpoint hosts both the portal user interface and a REST based API that can be used to programmatically work against the Report Server.

 

The Webservice URL is largely there for backward compatibility. This defaults to http(s)://<server>/reportserver/. It hosts an XML based API which only works with paginated reports and was originally part of SQL Server Reporting Services. However it's still important that this URL is configured correctly as internally the Portal uses functionality in the Webservice for working with paginated reports.

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