It’s a common request, when starting to use the FIM 2010 Portal for self-service, to try to redirect the root url of the FIM portal to the IdentityManagement sub-site. If you have moved to SPF 2013 you will find that none of the methods available in easy to find documentation from Microsoft will work.
Using for example the IIS HTTP Redirect as suggested on the TechNet Wiki. Trying this will however mess-up your site since it will affect your CSS.
On the FIM TechNet site there is also a note close to the bottom of the Installing the FIM 2010 R2 Server Components page about “To redirect the FIM Portal”. This will not work either because SPF 2013 just ignores the default.aspx page.
This is how I have solved it.
Create a document using notepad and call it, for example, RedirectFIM.aspx. The file should have the following content.
<html> <head> <title>Redirect to IdentityManagement site</title> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=https://im.company.com/IdentityManagement/default.aspx" /> </head> <body> </body> </html>
Upload this file as a new document to the Shared Documents library in SharePoint.
You can now try that it is working by clicking on it. You should be redirected to our familiar FIM homepage.
When we know it is working we can set it as homepage for the site. Since this is a subsite we need to use PowerShell to do it.
Start the SharePoint 2013 Management Shell and configure the uploaded page as WelcomePage for the root site.
$w = Get-SPWeb https://im.company.com $root = $w.RootFolder $root.WelcomePage = "Shared%20Documents/RedirectFIM.aspx" $root.Update()
If you now access the root site https://im.company.com you will end up being redirected to the IdentityManagement site. If you need to access the root site you can always use the old default home page at https://im.company.com/SitePages/Home.aspx