Displaying and Editing Websites

In the system settings, you can configure the websites whose visits you want to be accessible as Website visits through the user interface of the OMC. For this, open the System Settings and select the Websites menu item. This will display the list of the websites already defined in the OMC:

List of websites

Click an item in the list to have its details displayed:

Website details

If you wish to change the domain of the website, click Edit. The following form will be displayed:

Editing a website item

Enter the new domain name and click Update to save this change. Please note that website visits to the changed domain become visible in the OMC only after the log files have been imported the next time.

Defining a Website

To define a website, first open the page showing the list of websites. Clicking the New button on this page displays the following form with which a new website can be defined in the OMC:

Defining a Website

Enter the domain name into the input field and click Create to define the website in the OMC. Website visits to the new domain become visible in the OMC only after the log files have been imported the next time.

Logging and Analyzing Website Visits

If your web application is connected to the OMC (using, for example, Infopark OMC Connector), and the visitors to your website are able to log in via the OMC, the visits of logged-in visitors can be processed and displayed by the OMC.

This is made possible by importing the webserver log into the OMC. However, unless further measures are taken, the page views recorded in the log do not include information about the logged-in persons who initiated the page views.

For the purpose of recording these pieces of information to the webserver log, Infopark provides JavaScript code that can be included in every web page. As this JavaScript code is executed, it requests a file from the server, using additional URL parameters such as the ID of the logged-in visitor and the URL of the page requested. This causes the required pieces of information to be added to the log.

The log files can be imported into the OMC using a web service call. After the logs have been imported, the OMC detects and analyzes the special log entries. As a result, the OMC associates persons with the pages they visited, including date and time of each visit.

Infopark provides a Ruby script for importing log files. This script can executed regularly by means of a cron job, for example.