Shorten URL Activity


Shortens a URL using Bitly.

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This activity allows you to obtain a short URL from a long one using Bitly web services.

Bitly services require authentication.

In a Workflow:

You would use this activity to provide a short URL to end users rather than a long one. For example, the Create Temp File activity produces a long URL.


Name Description

In Arguments

Access Token

The OAuth access token for Bitly services. See

Long Url

The long URL to be shortened.


Display Name


You can change the name of an activity to one that describes what it does. A descriptive name can make a workflow easier to interpret and maintain.

Out Arguments

Short Url

The short Url result.

Version Information:

Supported from: Geocortex Essentials 4.2.