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On Content Authoring servers, you can go to the control panel and view this page to see the compiled Sitecore config: /sitecore/admin/ShowConfig.aspx. It's also possible to do this via Sitecore Rocks.

However I don't know a way of doing this on Content Delivery servers.

Can anyone suggest, how can we verify config settings on Content Delivery server?

  • As others have stated it's most likely not accessible due to Security Hardening in the Delivery environment. If you just want a sneak peak at it you can grab a copy of the ShowConfig.aspx file, drop it anywhere that isn't restricted, hit the URL quick then remove it again. I used this technique recently in 8.1 and it worked great. – jrap Jan 17 '17 at 2:58
  • I have the same issue, but when i try to open showconfig on CD node i have an error "Unothorized_client", so i tried to provide full permis-s to Anonymous logon\users to the folder "sitecore/admin" but with no success. I did patch of CD configurations and tried to see it on ShowConfigLayers.aspx on CM node also with no success, there are no my changes. So is there a way to use showconfig on CD node or how can i check my pach is working according to the compiled config files ? Thanks in advance guys. – Tim Nov 15 at 7:49
  • Tim did to try the option below for config builder on CD instead? – Adam Seabridge Nov 15 at 9:38
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You could use the Sitecore Config Builder to do this. It is available from the Marketplace.

https://marketplace.sitecore.net/modules/sitecore_configbuilder.aspx

This will allow you to view the compiled config without needing to open up the /sitecore directory for access. It also has an option to show the entire compiled web.config and not just the sitecore node.

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  • Thanks Lyle that looks like a good option, I think I recall seeing this a while ago but I didn't realise exactly what it did. I'll take a look at it and see how I get on. – Adam Seabridge Jan 17 '17 at 15:41
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It's easier Today if you work with Sitecore 9, you can do it from your Content Management server. Just go to /sitecore/admin/ShowConfigLayers.aspx and select Content Delivery.

This is article explaining in details how to View configuration changes

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you should be able to see it in the CD nodes as well. If you can't see is because most likely there is a permission restricting it as per the recommendations on the Sitecore scaling guide(making it to throw a 403 forbidden error). If that's your case you can change the permissions on IIS on the folder sitecore/admin and set it to Anonymous

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    If you do this, just remember to change it back. Security, and all. :) – Craig Taylor Oct 17 '18 at 18:31

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