I'm looking to get a complete list of the URLs that Sitecore calls during normal functionality of the base product. We have a client's IT group that needs to whitelist the outbound external calls to allow them out off their servers/network. There are errors in the logs for some but wondering if there might be more and would rather perform the action once.

Example: discovery-ces.cloud.sitecore.net

It would be good to have a living document or kb article that showed the version of the software and what external domains are accessed.


Response from support was:

We have asked our product department for the requested list and have got the following URLs:

There are a few other components (like Sitecore.Social) that might call:


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In Sitecore Installation documentation, I didn't find any specific document which suggest allowing access to any external parties. With reference to your question, Sitecore offers add on services on top of experience platform, such as Device Detection, GeoIP, Email Delivery and xDB cloud which have their own integration requirements. Below links will help you to configure your firewalls if you are using any of them.

Device Detection https://doc.sitecore.net/sitecore_experience_platform/developing/device_detection/device_detection/set_up_device_detection

XDB Cloud https://doc.sitecore.net/xdb_cloud/working_with_xdb_cloud/configuring/configure_your_firewall_settings_for_xdb_cloud

GeoIP Service https://doc.sitecore.net/sitecore_experience_platform/setting_up_and_maintaining/ip_geolocation/ip_geolocation/setting_up_sitecore_ip_geolocation

Email Delivery Service https://doc.sitecore.net/email_experience_manager/configuring_the_delivery_process/message_transfer_agent/set_up_the_message_transfer_agent_mta

Hope this helps!

  • Thanks @mohit. I think the device and geoip might do the trick. But I've submitted support ticket to see if Sitecore can provide a definite list and/or KB article as well. Commented Dec 28, 2017 at 17:14
  • No worries! @SteveMontgomery. Please update your answer here from Sitecore ticket if there is any further details from Sitecore. Commented Dec 29, 2017 at 7:14
  • Updated question with notes from Sitecore support. Commented Jan 2, 2018 at 17:18
  • Since their response was missing some of the URLs from the documentation you links you provided I'm leaving this unanswered as it feels like there might be more. Commented Jan 2, 2018 at 17:23

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