Lookup facility in the portal

For both convenience and alignment to other portal REST services, the portal remote REST service for PUMA offers a lookup facility. This lookup facility is done by plugging a provider into a reusable lookup facility in the portal. This function makes it possible for you to retrieve particular URLs of the service by specifying an absolute URI as a parameter to the so-called lookup servlet addressed by /wps/poc.

The absolute URIs for the remote REST service for PUMA can be constructed from the service URL paths. They can also be taken from the atom:id elements of the ATOM feeds or entries. The URIs are completely UTF-8 encoded. When you construct a URI manually, you take the URI path after the element /um/ without a leading slash, add um: as URI prefix, and encode the whole expression by using UTF-8. Example URL:
This URL has the following URI:
You can then call the following URL:
If you do so, you are redirected to the corresponding REST service URL. For GET operations, it is mandatory to append &mode=download to the URI so that a redirect is done to get the data. Or, when you use the verb=lookup parameter, which is mandatory for operations other than GET, get an ATOM feed with the service description such as the one shown here:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<atom:entry xmlns:atom="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" xmlns:xhtml="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
        <atom:name>HCL Digital Experience Portal</atom:name>
    <atom:link href="/wps/um/secure/users/profiles?searchAttributes=uid=wps*"/>
    <atom:title>Remote PUMA REST service URI information</atom:title>
If you need the service description of several REST Service URLs, you can set the uri parameter multiple times by using different URIs. In this case, the lookup servlet aggregates the descriptions into one ATOM feed.