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Providing Additional Credentials to Search More Content in .NET Search Interfaces

A Coveo .NET Front-End search interface is aware of the identity with which you are currently logged in. When you launch a query, this identity is passed along with searched terms so that only documents for which you have permissions to see are returned in the search results. Sometimes you may need to search concurrently using more than one user identity (such as a SharePoint, Liferay, or Confluence account). This is possible when your Coveo administrator attached the appropriate security provider to the search interface. In this case, a lock icon appears on the search interface top bar to allow you to log in with additional credentials.

Example: You are logged with your Windows account and you access the All Content search interface in a Coveo Web access point. Your queries return only documents that your Active Directory user has permissions to see, not Claims-enabled SharePoint documents that you should also legitimately see.

Using the lock icon , you provide your SharePoint Claims credentials. When this is done, both your Active directory and Claims identities are passed and considered to filter search results so that Claims-enabled SharePoint documents can also be returned.

To provide additional credentials to search more content in a .NET search interface

  1. Using a secured HTTP connection (URL starting with https://), access a .NET search interface to which one or more security provider is added.

  2. On the .NET search interface top bar, bring your mouse over the lock icon .

    Note: The lock icon appears only when your Coveo administrator assigned one or more security providers to the .NET search interface that you are using (see Adding Security Providers to a .NET Search Interface). Contact your Coveo administrator when you want to be able to concurrently use more than one user identity in the .NET search interface.

  3. In the pop up window that appears, click the Login link for the desired system.

    Note: Your Coveo administrator can configure the .NET search interface to automatically show the Login form when you start a search session.

  4. In the Login form that appears: 

    1. Enter your Username and Password for the specified system.

    2. Coveo .NET Front-End 12.0.295+ (August 2013) Select the Keep me logged in check box when you want to avoid having to log in each time you start a new browser session. By default, your login to this system remains active as long as you are in the same browser session. When selected, the connection remains valid for one month.

      Note: When Keep me logged in was selected, you can always cancel the login by clearing your browser cookies.

    3. Click Login.

What's Next?

Validate that your can search for content that only your added user identity should have the permissions to see.

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