Administration Guide

Hiding the Product Name and Version from the SSP's Meta Tags

By default, the Self Service Portal pages contain the application-name meta tag that contains the product name and version. In order to address certain security considerations, we offer an option for removing the product name and version from the Self Service Portal's meta tags.

To hide the application-name meta tag:

  1. Locate the web.config file and open it in a text editor.

    The web.config file can be found in the folder where all your Self Service Portal files are located.

    INFO: For instructions on how to view the physical path of Self Service Portal files, see Physical Path to Self Service Portal Files.

  2. In the <appSettings> section, add the HideAppNameMetaData key and set its value to true:

    <add key="HideAppNameMetaData" value="true" />
  3. Save the web.config file and restart the Self Service Portal to apply your changes.

    TIP: You can use the Web Configuration tool to restart the Self Service Portal. Right-click the web application to restart and choose Restart Portal from the pop-up menu.

INFO: For details on installing and configuring the Self Service Portal using the Web Configuration tool, see Installation Guide: Installing and Configuring the Self Service Portal.