Web parameter: helpServerContext

Web parameters change the behavior of the web clients that connect to the web tier. For more information, see Web tier parameters.




This parameter defines the context path when the Service Manager help center is published on a web server. Service Manager will launch the help center using this URL: http://<helpServerHost>:<helpServerPort>/<helpServerContext>, where <helpServerContext> refers to the context path.

Important The Service Manager help center is published at the following web site: https://docs.microfocus.com. No help server installation package is available for you to deploy the help center on your own server. To enable your end users to access the help center from the web client UI, you must set this parameter to the context path part of the help center home page URL. First, find this URL from the https://docs.microfocus.com website. For example, if the help center home page URL is https://docs.microfocus.com/SM/9.xx/Hybrid/Content/Home.htm, set this parameter to SM/9.xx/Hybrid/Content/Home.htm.


By default, this parameter is not included in the web.xml file, and Service Manager will directly open this URL: http://<helpServerHost>:<helpServerPort>/help.

Valid if set from

Web tier configuration file (web.xml and webtier.properties)

Requires restart of the web applications server?


Default value


Possible values

Context path part of the help center home page URL

Example usage

In the web.xml file:

Hybrid /Content/Home.htm</param-value>

In the webtier.properties file:


Related topics

Web parameter: showHelp

Web parameter: helpServerHost

Web parameter: helpServerPort