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Questions about the ways Sitecore is configured, including .config files, patching, available settings, etc.

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Patching in a custom StandardValues provider

I am trying to add a custom StandardValues provider to a Sitecore 8.1 site (8.1.0 rev 160519) and I am not having a good time. To do this I reflected the standard Sitecore.Data.StandardValuesProvider ...
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What Sitecore understands about Mongo from its ConnectionStrings?

Here's my scenario Sitecore 8.1 update 1 in Datacenter X Sitecore 8.1 update 1 in Datacenter Z (stand-by failover) MongoDB Replica Set (rs0) Primary and Secondary in Datacenter X MongoDB Replica Set (...
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Update the sitecore.configs at runtime possible?

We have a requirement to store all the secrets on to azure key-vault. This requires us to update the configurations at Runtime. One challenge we are facing at the moment is to store the password for ...
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Comparing a Sitecore instance with a vanilla one

I am switching work computer and I want to get rid of many local Sitecore instances. I have 30+ instances from 7.0 to 8.2. To find out which Sitecore instances I can safely delete and which ones need ...
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Recursive upgradeable lock acquisitions not allowed in this mode exception while accessing Sitecore configuration while initiating the IoC container

When trying to access the Sitecore Configuration Factory to read a setting while configuring services in the IoC container the below exception is thrown. public class ServicesConfigurator : ...
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Optionally Overriding Sitecore Settings with AppSettings (from Azure)

Background So long story short. We all know and use (right?) the established Sitecore Best Practice for not modifying vanilla configuration files. We use config patches (or config overrides, as some ...
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Weird URL mapping for /hu and /se

We recently analyzed the Google crawling errors on our production system. We noticed a weird 500 Code for URLs http://localSitecore/hu and http://localSitecore/se. So we tried to figure out where it ...
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Html.Sitecore().Controller on a CD - No route in the route table matches the supplied values

I am having a similar problem to InvalidOperationException: No route in the route table matches the supplied values That is, I am getting the error: No route in the route table matches the ...
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Null-conditional operator (?.) throwing compilation error

I am using Sitecore 8.2 rev 1 with .Net framework 4.6.1. I am trying to use a null-conditional operator in one of my views. After I publish my site, it gives a compilation error on the line of code ...
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Patch attribute does not replace patch:source

This is not exactly a problem, more of an irritating itch... I have replaced the InitializeGlobalFilters with a patchfile called InitializeGlobalFilters.config: <configuration xmlns:patch="http://...
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EncodeNameReplacements wildcard replacement happening before space-to-hyphen replacement

I'm encountering a problem that appears to be caused because I have a folder that contains both a wildcard item, and an item with a space in the name. When I have an item with no space in it, it ...
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'httprequestbegin' pipeline in live web page

i want to process certain operation at 'httprequestbegin' pipeline in live web page (CM or CD) i.e. notequals to PageEditor, notequals to ExperienceEditor, notequals to ContentEditor, notequals to ...
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How to patch 'system.webServer' using Sitecore patch config file

The browser console was showing errors for woff font type. So, in the site's web.config I included this property and it was fixed. <system.webServer> ...... ...... <staticContent> <...
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Why is my LastPasswordChangedDate 5 hours in the future?

I have a Sitecore 8.1-3 instance. I am trying to get the Datetime that the user's password was last changed. I am using this code: var membershipUser = Membership.GetUser(myUserName); var ...
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Patching to remove index update strategies

While configuring cd instance on SOLR one has to remove index update strategies and set to manual from index definitions on cd server. Can we do that using sitecore patching?
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Configuring OutOfProc session state

As per documentation (link) I need to configure the private and shared session state to be out of the process. My case is Content delivery cluster with a non-sticky load balancer I have decided to ...
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Handling 500 errors in sitecore multi site multi language environment

I found a similar question, but could not find out what I need from there I am trying to achieve a language-specific, content manageable, friendly error message page for 500 status code. What I ...
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Viewing the compiled Sitecore config on Content Delivery?

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....
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How to setup a Reverse proxy with Sitecore?

Is there a way that for certain URLs (like /blog/*) to load the content from other server, i.e implementing a reverse proxy? We were able to do this with a normal site (non Sitecore) but when ...
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SearchConfiguration is not configured correctly. ContentSearchConfiguration was expected but System.String was returned

I am getting this error when trying to access a Sitecore website. Here's a screenshot of the complete error message. It probably has to do with configuring Solr to work with Sitecore. Does anyone ...
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How to set signature field in pagination & listing components of SXA?

I am trying to configure listing component for example Event list of SXA with pagination, but I am unable to understand the usage of signature field. List Signature - Signature is used to pair list ...
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Adding new sitecore handler to web.config

This question is related to this but not exactly the same. From sitecore's recommendation its not good to modify the actual config files and always do it by patching. I want to add a new hander ...
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Does Sitecore add X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN?

I have a Sitecore 8.1 Update-3 solution. We have some simple ASPX files that we are trying to use as part of a Facebook application. Apparently the Facebook application displays the pages in an iFrame....
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How to resolve this error when using 'LinqPad Driver for Sitecore' with Sitecore 8.1?

I'm trying to use LinqPad Driver for Sitecore with LinqPad application by connecting to Local Sitecore (version 8.1 Update-1). However I'm getting below error when trying to test connection. Test ...
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Unhide Ribbon strips

I have managed to hide all ribbon strips by right clicking on ribbon and un checking them. I have zero strips now, on the ribbon and so, ribbon is hidden. I cannot able to get them back. I have ...
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Unable to get the correct `rootPath` from Sitecore.Context.Site

In my code, I'm trying to access the root path for the current site. Let's say I'm accessing my website http://mywebsite. Here is the site definition: <site patch:before="site[@name='website']"...
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Deploy Marketing Definitions Error “Rdb Taxonomy repositories do not support data export”

I have a site that has been upgraded from 7.5 to 8.1 and currently I'm on production deployment. I used a new SQL reporting database and MongoDB collections. I noticed that the campaigns hadn't been ...
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Indexing section is disappeared from control panel

I am trying to rebuild the search indexes through index manager, as an admin user. I am working on a Sitecore 8.0 instance from another developer, and I am not super familiar with Sitecore, myself. ...
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Adding/deleting languages from control panel

Is it adding/deleting a language from control panel is same as adding/deleting in content editor /sitecore/system/Languages?
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Patching security vulnerability SC2016-002-136135 for versions 7.2 and above

I am trying to patch my sitecore instance by following the sitecore knowledge base article https://kb.sitecore.net/articles/039942 I am on sitecore 8.1 update 3 and could not able to do below step as ...
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Template field type - Control

I have created a custom field type and it's working good. Here is the screenshot of how its looks in core database. All i filled in for template field type Template is Assembly and Class fields. ...
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Technique for changing Sitecore configuration for unit tests

When we unit test we often need to change some Sitecore configuration for the tests. For example, we may have the following: <sitecore> <configuration> <someNode name="myService"&...
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Recycle Bin shows all deleted items

In Recycle Bin, the user (not super admin) can see all deleted items by other users. It should be shown only deleted items by him/her. (I guess it is already sitecore's default setting) The user has ...
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Why ConnectionStringOracle.Config Enable by default in sitecore

We are using MSSQL db for all the databases(core,master,web) in sitecore, but I can see the ConnectionStringOracle.Config is enabled by default in App_config folder. Sitecore 8.1 Update-2 <?xml ...
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Config files change while upgrade sitecore 8.0

Currently, I have Sitecore 8.0(update 1) site and I want it to upgrade it to update 2. I am following the 8.0 Update-2 Upgrade Guide. In this guide, there is a step of Apply the configuration file ...
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Sitecore CRM Connect 1.1 Issues connecting to MS Dynamics [closed]

I'm currently following the configuration guide for Crm Connect v1.1 and the instructions seem to cover connecting to a web based instance of Dynamics but not an on premise instance via AD. The ...
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How to Check Site Configuration Inheritance

I often use the inherits attribute of the <site> configuration node to make one site inherit another. Today, another SSE question made me ask myself how I can check to see if the context site ...
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Rename SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE

Is there a way to rename the Sitecore cookie SC_ANALYTICS_GLOBAL_COOKIE? Wappalyzer identifies a Sitecore site via this cookie, and we would like to stop it from doing so, whilst retaining the ...
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Availability of PXM Indesign connector for Indesign CC 2017?

Does anyone has any idea on when there would be a PXM Indesign connector for Indesign CC 2017 available? I've noticed after an update that the plugin for 2015 did not work on 2017 and I had to ...
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Error executing child request during redirect

I am trying to complete login redirect functionality. I prohibited read/write access for default/anonymous for mysite.org/security-page and added NoAccessUrl <setting name="NoAccessUrl" value="/...
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Can I point ItemNotFoundUrl at sitecore content? [duplicate]

In my attempt to customize error pages, I have overridden the settings for ItemNotFoundUrl, LinkItemNotFoundUrl, and LayoutNotFoundUrl to point to a page in sitecore; /errors/ContentNotFound. The ...
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Experience Editor stopped working after removing default Home node

I had removed the default home node, and created new home item. After this change, Experience Editor navigation stopped working(it is throwing "The layout for the requested document was not found" ...
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Several errors in Sitecore Master server keepalive.aspx - The remote server returned an error: (503) Server Unavailable

I am getting several exceptions on the CMS Master server, such as the one shown below. ManagedPoolThread #12 00:08:09 ERROR Exception in UrlAgent (url: /sitecore/service/keepalive.aspx) Exception: ...
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When is the website's temp folder cleaned?

I'm trying to figure out when the temp folder gets cleaned. Talking about this setting in Sitecore.Config: `<sc.variable name="tempFolder" value="/temp"/>` From what I found, there is a ...
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Content delivery setup - Lucene indexes

I have an issue that Lucene indexes are not updated or properly created on the content delivery server after a rebuild of the indexes on the content management server or after an item publish. The ...
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How does one get the keepalive.aspx to work over SSL?

Is there a way to get Sitecore to accept the SSL cert or are we required to disable HTTPS on those directories? ManagedPoolThread #14 12:46:43 ERROR Exception in UrlAgent (url: /sitecore/service/...
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How can I find out why my custom `httpRequestBegin` processor is not executed?

I have inherited a Sitecore website with a public class named GatedPageResolver that inherits the Sitecore.Pipelines.HttpRequest.HttpRequestProcessor class and adds code to look for a Boolean check ...
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Site Definition XML Attributes for Database and Content

There are two attributes in the site definition config XML file that I would like to understand better. If your server (Production) has the content management web site set up separately from the ...
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Is there a way to load the ShowConfig before Sitecore finishes initializing?

I am currently setting up a production environment and I keep running into exceptions thrown while the site is initializing, due to configuration/patching issues. The fact that I can't load the ...
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`patch:instead` removes an element with no attributes

I want to patch the configuration for sharedSessionState to use MSSQL instead of memory. The default configuration from Sitecore.Analytics.Tracking.config renders as such: Sitecore.Analytics.Tracking....