Unable to utilize an external link within a dashboard

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Article ID: 210844

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Products

CA Performance Management - Usage and Administration DX NetOps

Issue/Introduction

We upgraded our test env from 3.7.18 to NetOps20.2.8. 

We are using an external link in a dashboard. In the latest version, there is a message in the dashboard about the link being blocked.

"This content is blocked. Contact the site owner to fix the issue."

wget from the NetOps Portal command line works to access the URL 

External URL dashboard not working after upgrade 

External URL dashboard stopped working after upgrade 

 

Cause

We now no longer allow external links in browser views in PM by default. This is due to a new security setting. You can change the setting and allow these pages however you open yourself up to XSS (cross site scripting software attack) by not using X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN.

Environment

Release : 20.2

Component : NetOps Portal 

Resolution

To allow Performance Center in Frames run the following: 

cd /opt/CA/PerformanceCenter/
./SsoConfig 
1 DX NetOps
3 Performance Center; 
2 Local Value ; 
20  Allow Performance Center in a frame ; 
u to update the value; 
1 to set to enable.