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It some situations, it may be useful to be able to use IIS to host website that work with Sisense. A common example would be hosting a webpage that contains the code for an embedded dashboard.
Additionally, it could be useful in scenarios when you want to host a web page to be used as your custom home page during rebranding, or when hosting a webpage for the iframe widget
This article shows a simple way to host your own webpages using IIS.

1. Add a New Directory to IIS

The directory we will add to IIS needs to exist like any other file path, and needs to contain the webpage we want to use. We will create a reference to this directory in IIS so it can be accessed by other users, and parsed correctly by a browser.
To do this, open IIS, right click on SiSenseWeb, and go to Add Virtual Directory
For this example, I created a new folder to hold all of my webpages at C:\embedded, and I gave it the alias of 'testpages' in IIS. Since I used the default installation settings (localhost:8081), the file C:\embedded\adventure_works.html will be accessible at localhost:8081/testpages/embedded/adventure_works.html.
After this, right click the new virtual directory you've created, go to Edit Permissions..., go to the Sharing tab, and click share. From here, use the drop down list to find Everyone, and give them Read access permissions. If a popup appears asking if you like to turn on network discovery, click Yes.
In this example, I'm going to host a simple html web page that uses an iframe to display an embedded dashboard. This webpage can be created with notepad. Just be sure to save it with a .html file extension. If you are unfamiliar with embedding dashboards, you can find more information about them here:
In the example from the documentation, the basic iframe code to embed a dashboard will look something like this:
<iframe id=”ifm” name=”ifm” width=”100%” height=”100%” frameborder=”0″ src=“″ scrolling=”auto”></iframe>
However, you'll need to wrap this code in some standard html tags, so it gets parsed correctly by the browser. These tags will give you the format of:

<iframe id=”ifm” name=”ifm” width=”100%” height=”100%” frameborder=”0″ src=“″ scrolling=”auto”></iframe>
</body> <html>
Now, save the this file in the physical directory you created to be used by IIS. (In my case its C:\embedded). Now we can access this embedded dashboard, with the html code that's attached to this post.
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