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Configuring a Sitecore Security Provider for the Legacy Connector


A security provider is required to index Sitecore security permissions and use the search interface integration within a Sitecore website.

Note: You can get familiar with how Coveo components deal with permissions on documents both at indexing and query time (see Security) .

To configure a Sitecore security provider

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

  2. Select Configuration > Security.

  3. In the navigation panel on the left, click Security Providers.

  4. In the Security Providers page, click Add to create a new security provider.

  5. In the Modify Security Provider page:

    1. In the Name box, enter a significant name to identify the security provider.

      Example: Sitecore Website Security Provider

    2. In the Security Provider Type drop-down list, select Sitecore (Legacy):

      Note: CES 7.0.4863 to 7.0.5785 (July 2012 to August 2013) The Sitecore Legacy connector appeared in the list as Sitecore while the new Sitecore connector (see Sitecore Connector) appeared as Sitecore2.

    3. In the User Identity drop-down list, select the user identity that you created for this source or, select (none) to use the default extranet\Anonymous account that has access to the Roles and Users definitions.

    4. In the Active Directory Security Provider drop-down list:

      1. Select the appropriate security provider that this security provider uses to resolve and expand the groups.

        Coveo Enterprise Search (CES) comes with an Active Directory security provider that you can configure to connect to the default domain. When you environment contains more than one domain, you can select an Active Directory security provider that you created for other untrusted domains (see Configuring an Active Directory Security Provider).

      2. When an appropriate security provider is missing, click Add, Edit, or Manage security providers respectively to create, modify, or manage security providers.

    5. In the Sitecore URL box, enter the URL of your Sitecore website.

      Example: http://MySitecoreWebsite

      Note: Entering the wrong URL for the Sitecore URL box, like the one of your Coveo server rather than the one of your Sitecore server, can cause repetitive unanswered calls to this URL and make this server unresponsive.

    6. In the Parameters section, in rare cases the Coveo Support could instruct you to click Add Parameters to specify other security provider parameter names and values that could help to troubleshoot security provider issues.

    7. Leave the Allow Complex Identities option cleared as it does not apply to this type of security provider.

    8. Click Apply Changes.

What's Next?

Create your Sitecore source (Configuring and Indexing a Sitecore Source for the Legacy Connector).

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