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Liferay Connector

The Coveo beta connector for Liferay portals allows crawling and bringing Liferay content into the unified index, making it easily searchable by end-users.

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Liferay Connector Guide


The following details the features available in the Liferay connector:

Content indexing

The connector can retrieve and index exclusively the following default Liferay portal entity types:

  • Communities

  • Organizations

  • Users

  • User groups

  • Blogs

  • Calendar events

  • Document libraries

  • Message boards

  • Web content

  • Wikis

  • Comments and files attached to indexed entity types.

The connector can be customized to index other default Liferay entities (see Customizing the Liferay Connector Mapping File).

Fully supported security model

The connector fully supports the Liferay security model using a security provider to get permissions for each indexed Liferay item. This means that, in Coveo search interfaces, a user searching Liferay content only sees the content to which he has access in the Liferay portal.

Partial incremental refresh

The Coveo Liferay portlet plugin registers events to quickly and efficiently index new, modified, and deleted Liferay items.

Note: Some item changes require a source full refresh to be taken into account (see Limitations).


  • Limited incremental refresh capabilities:

    • A full refresh is needed to update permission changes.

    • A full refresh is needed to update Wiki page attachment changes.

    • A full refresh is needed to update moved items.

Feature History

CES version Date Features
7.0.8047 December 2015 Support for Liferay 6.1
7.0.5388 April 2013 Support of permission levels and sets (see Permission Levels and Sets).

What's Next?

Review the deployment process (see Liferay Connector Deployment Overview).

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