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Marco ZiccardiMarco Ziccardi 

Lightning experience deep link to custom Visualforce tab


Do you know if it is possible to deep link a custom tab on the left hand navigation?

In my web app I allow the user to login through SSO from Salesforce ( so I use salesforce as authentication provider ), than when the user credentials are ensured i redirect the user to the tab using an aspex url like the following: 


or a servlet integration link like the following:


I got those links simply right clicking the tabs and copy the link, now this is not going to work on the new ligthening experience where the link is something like the following;


Now it seems to me that the token in this case is user specific, so it can't be used as high level reference to the Visualforce tab.

Do you know if there is a way to do the same in the Lightening Experience (Spring 16' release)? Or if there is a different way to achieve the same result?

Amit GoyalAmit Goyal
Hi Marco,

As of winter16, we could not update or make changes in the header and sidebar navigations and we could not customize the home page in Lightning Experience. If you need to use Visualforce Page in the Lightning Experience, we could use by the following ways:

1.) Run a Visualforce Page from the App Launcher
2.) Display a Visualforce Page within a Standard Page Layout
3.) Add a Visualforce Page as a Component in Lightning App Builder
4.) Launch a Visualforce Page as a Quick Action
5.) Display a Visualforce Page by Overriding Standard Buttons or Links
6.) Display a Visualforce Page Using Custom Buttons or Links

The following trailhead might help you:

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Marco ZiccardiMarco Ziccardi
Hi Amit,

Thanks for the answer, but actually I'm working on the Spring 16' release that is already available for developers. Anyway my issue is how to deep link my custom tab on the left hand navigation menu.