Configuring history expiration limits

You can configure how far back the HCL Portal tracks the history of the navigational state of pages. This allows you to control the balance between the performance of your portal and the retrievability of previously visited pages for users.

About this task

The further back your portal tracks the history of portal pages, the further back your users can go in their browsing history of pages that they visited before. However, this also increases the URL length of your portal pages, as the navigational history is stored in the page URL. Therefore limiting the page history might be of benefit for the performance of your portal.

HCL Portal provides two different approaches for controlling the page history in the navigational state:
  1. The history manager allows you to control the number of previously visited pages for which the portal tracks the navigational state.
  2. The history expiration limit for swapped render parameters