You can create short links of the form http://go.lbl.gov/yourshortlinkhere
Anyone can use go.lbl.gov to create short links by:
- Typing (or generating) a Link path
- Adding a Target path
- (Optionally) Adding managers other than yourself
- Click Add
Short links that already exist, and you are a manager of, can be updated or deleted.
Advanced option checkboxes and explanations:
- Append path to target: This option is only meaningful where you have variable paths. It won’t do anything if you match a fixed path. If you create a link for “/testAppendPath” and give it a target (e.g., ““) and select the “Append path to target” option, then it will take the remaining path info after /testAppendPath/ and append it to the path.
- Require authentication: For users to successfully redirect, they log in with their Berkeley Lab Identity credentials or must already be signed in.
- Only temporary (302): By default, the Short linking service creates a 301 redirect, which is meant to be a permanent move, as opposed to the 302 redirect, which is meant to be temporary.
More information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/URL_redirection#HTTP_status_codes_3xx
Only Labwide services may use generic vanity short links.
For example, a single scientific division may not use http://go.lbl.gov/safety for its division safety page.
IT and Public Affairs may take back vanity short links that violate this guidelines.