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Configuring a File Connector User Identity

By default, the File connector crawls the file share with the CES service identity (see About the CES Service Logon Account). When you rather choose to select or create a file share account with appropriate permissions to be used by the connector to crawl the file share (see Setting up a File System Crawling Account), you must assign this crawling account to a user identity.

To configure a File connector user identity

  1. On the Coveo server, access the Administration Tool (see Opening the Administration Tool).

  2. Select Configuration > Security.

  3. In the Security page, in the navigation panel on the left, click User Identities.

  4. In the User Identities page, click Add.

  5. In the Modify User Identity page:

    1. In the Name field, enter a name of your choice to describe the file share account that you selected or created to crawl the content that you want to index. This name appears only in the Coveo Administration Tool when you assign a user identity to a source.

    2. In the User field, enter the username in the domain\username form for the file share account that you selected or created to crawl the content that you want to index.

    3. In the Password field, enter the password for the file share account.

      Note: The Option, Client certificate, Store, and Certificate parameters do not apply to the File connector.

    4. Click Save.

What's Next?

Configure and index the source for the file share. This includes assigning the user identity to the source (see Creating and Indexing a File Connector Source).