Tuesday, 11 November 2014


Most of the clients do not want to use the default port number 80 to use due to some security concerns. We can change the port 80 to desire number in Cognos. Here are the steps:

Cognos Configuration :
  1.  Open Cognos configuration.
      2.   Edit gateway URI and Controller URI for gateway , replace port no. 80 with 8081.

Configure the IIS to use port 8081 :

1.      On the Windows desktop, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
2.      In Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, in the Connections pane, expand the computer name, expand Sites, and then click Default Web Site.

       3.      In the Actions pane, under Edit Site, click Bindings.

4.      In the Site Bindings dialog box, click the http entry, and then click Edit.
      5.      In the Edit Site Binding dialog box, in Port, type 8081, and then click OK.

7.      In the Site Bindings dialog box, click Close.

8.      In the Actions pane, under Manage Web Site, click Stop, and then click Start.





  1. Thanks for this tutorial. Though it is self explanatory but some screenshot would have helped.

  2. Your Way Of Presenting The Article In Step Wise Manner Adds Beauty To The Information provided...Thank you for making the concept so clear
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