A client I'm working with has an internal API built that they use for search purposes, now API URLs are being built like this:


My Question is if there is a way to hide the /sitecore part, as to hide the platform used by them.

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    how did they setup the routing?
    – Richard Seal
    Commented May 9, 2017 at 16:52
  • They changed the Speak.Mvc.CommandRoutePrefix to "internal-api/sitecore" and have multiple routes registered for different API calls within the RouteConfig.cs fle
    – Muradious
    Commented May 9, 2017 at 17:15
  • This is a little off topic; but why do you want to hide the platform? It'll most likely still be recognized by CMS detection tools and it's not like it adds security. Commented May 10, 2017 at 20:34
  • It's more of a matter of a client request than it is what I want
    – Muradious
    Commented May 10, 2017 at 20:36

2 Answers 2


With WebAPI you may define your custom controller routes using Route attribute. The controller below excludes the /sitecore prefix from the URL and accessible as <hostname>/api/my:

public class MyController : ServicesApiController
    public string Get()
        return DateTime.Now.ToString();

As I see it, your options are:

  1. Change the routing setup to remove the /sitecore part from the expected route information. Not knowing your code, this could have side effects and would need a thorough regression test.

  2. Using your Load Balancer (LB) or Url Rewrite rules, you can rewrite the public Url to remove the /sitecore part, and then route that from the LB to your servers. Again without specifics on your setup, the details on how to do this would vary depending on what LB you are using etc...

Personally I would go with the first option as it will be less confusing in the future.

  • I'm sorry, I meant to have controller instead of the second api within the URL, does that make a difference?
    – Muradious
    Commented May 10, 2017 at 8:20

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