How To Modify Or Update The Insights URL After Installation

How to modify or update the Insights URL after installation?

Issue Description: Post installation using machine name (ex computer/app) it is desired to use a FQDN (computer.domain.com). Is it required to reinstall Insights?

Resolution: Perform the below steps

  1. Login to the Insights Machine
  2. Open a browser and go to http://localhost:3030
  3. On the left hand side, click the UiPath logo five times. This will open up a hidden configuration display.
  4. On the left select 'Base Configuration'
  5. Scroll down to the section 'System'. Click on the drop down and then modify the URL to the new URL.
  6. At the top of the screen, select 'Save Base'
  7. Make a backup of the file: C:\Program Files (x86)\UiPath\Orchestrator\Tools\UiPath.InsightsAdminTool.exe.config.
  8. Open the file and search for the old URL and do a find and replace on it with the new URL.
  • This file requires admin priviledges to modify. So open an admin prompt and execute the following commands:
    • notepad "C:\Program Files (x86)\UiPath\Orchestrator\Tools\UiPath.InsightsAdminTool.exe.config"
    • Then modify the file and click save.
  • Updating this file ensures that the Insights admin tool still knows how to talk to Insights.
  1. Make a backup of the file: C:\Program Files\Sisense\DataConnectors\JVMContainer\Connectors\UiFrost\uipath_insights.properties
  2. Open the file and search for the old URL do a find and replace on it with the new URL
  • Using an admin prompt:
    • notepad "C:\Program Files\Sisense\DataConnectors\JVMContainer\Connectors\UiFrost\uipath_insights.properties
  • Modifying this file ensure the custom data connector has the correct references.
  1. On the Orchestrator DB, modify the [dbo].[Settings] find the row with name 'Insights.Portal.BaseUrl' and modify it with the updated URL.
  • Make sure that no trailing slashes are used.
  1. In the Insights DB, change the same reference under [dbo].[Settings]
  2. After the above has been done, verify that everything is working
  • Login to Orchestrator and make sure that Insights is still accessible.