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Indexing All the Files Contained in a Repository

To index a file, the Coveo Platform must have sufficient permission to open it. Therefore, to index all the files in a repository, CES must be able to open them all. The following table indicates how security permissions are provided for each connector:

Connectors Permissions
File connector with Windows server Registers on the Windows file server with the CES login account. To modify this account, refer to Modifying the CES Log on Account.
File connector with Novell server Registers on the Novell file server with the username and password entered in the Novell Servers page.

Note: A Novell server configuration must first be entered (see How to Add a Novell Server Configuration).

To modify the username and password:

  1. Access the Web Connector page (Configuration > Connectors).In the navigation panel on the left

  2. , click Novell Servers. The Novell Servers page is displayed.

  3. Click the appropriate server. Its corresponding page is displayed.

  4. In the User name field, using the username.context form, enter the username and context used by the connector to log onto the Novell server.

  5. In the Password field, enter the password used by the connector to log onto the Novell server.

  6. Click Save.

Web connector Registers anonymously on Web servers, unless a user identity or login account is provided.

Important: Even if a page is crawled with a user identity or login account, its security permissions are not indexed. However, if a Web page is hosted locally (i.e. the Web server is on the same network as CES), it is possible to index the network permissions of the files (see Modifying Source Security Permissions

To provide a user identity or login account:

  1. Add a Web source (see Adding a Source).

  2. Access the Sources and Collections page (Index > Sources and Collections).

  3. In the Sources section, expand the new source drop-down list.

  4. Select Edit General Properties. The General page corresponding to the source is displayed.

  5. To crawl the repository with a user identity, in the Authentication section, select Crawl using this identity and select an identity from the drop-down list ( see Adding a User Identity).

  6. To crawl the repository with the service login account, select the Crawl using the service identity option (see Modifying the CES Log on Account).

  7. Click Apply Changes.

Note: It is also possible to index a website using a HTTP proxy (see Customizing Built-In Connectors).

SharePoint connector Registers anonymously on SharePoint servers, unless a user identity is provided.

To provide a user identity:

  1. Create a SharePoint source (see Adding a Source).

  2. Access the Sources and Collections page (Index > Sources and Collections).

  3. In the Sources section, expand the new source drop-down list.

  4. Select Edit General Properties. The General page corresponding to the source is displayed.

  5. In the Authentication section, select a user identity from the drop-down list (see Adding a User Identity).

  6. Click Apply Changes.

MAPI connector Registers on the Exchange server with the username and password of the MAPI profile (ex.: Outlook).
Lotus Notes connector Registers on the Lotus Domino server with the Lotus Notes user Id file and password.
Documentum connector Registers on the Documentum server with the username and password provided during source creation (see Adding a Source).
EnterpriseVault connector Registers on the EnterpriseVault server with the connection string provided during source creation (see Adding a Source).
Exchange connector Registers on the Exchange server with the username and password provided during source creation (see Adding a Source).
ODBC connector Registers anonymously on databases, unless explicit username and password parameters are created (see How to Add Explicit Parameters to Additional Connectors).