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How to open external application

I'm looking for a solution to call an application which is running on my local system. My requirement is -

1. On click on a tab (for example tab name is : My External App) from force site, it should call http://localhost:8080/myapp

2. On clicking on tab from #1, I want to pass parameters on http request header & URL parameter. For example, I want to pass logged in user id from Salesforce to my local application like http://localhost:8080/myapp?parm=userid

3. After I click on tab, my external application page should open within Salesforce in an IFRAME or some other way(I'm not aware of some other way).


I'm very new to Salesforce, Kindly let me know how to proceed on this. Any tutorial or guide or suggestion is highly appreciated. 







I think the Canvas is what you are looking for. It helps you integrate third party web apps in Salesforce.




Hope this helps.


Satish Kumar

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Thanks for your help!


I found a solution. I can create a web tab and then I call external web application URL from there.

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hi sampakira , may i know how did you proceed with this issue , please let me know
Hi Karimulla,

Web tab setting is as follow.

Create > Tabs > Web Tabs > New
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