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

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How or where should I add a required connection string for a feature in Helix?

A feature requires adding a new connection string. Which should be the way to do this in Helix?
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How do you best manage security domains using SXA with the Active Directory module?

SXA provides the ability to create new tenants on-the-fly. Ideally each tenant would have a unique set of roles such as tenant1\admin and tenant1\editor. How do you configure roles and domains in ...
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Cannot patch Sitecore initialize pipeline (Sitecore 8.1 Update 3)

I am trying to patch the initialize pipeline to add a processor. I simply add the following config (obtained from a KB article here) in include folder: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> &...
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What is a pipeline?

In the Sitecore configuration, I see a lot of different nodes under the <pipelines> element. I have been through the Sitecore Certification course and don't recall us covering these in detail? ...
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Filter pages from Path Analyzer

In our site we have some Ajax calls for performance measurements and cookie management. These calls show up in the path analyzer and distort the statistics. They are reported as most visited and most ...
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Best practices for HTTP Denial of Service configuration

A security audit has been performed for Sitecore setup. One of the issues revealed is about "HTTP Denial of Service" Description: A malicious user with a computer can send a specially crafted ...
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Configuring master and web index for faster rebuild

During an upgrade from 6.x to 8.1 we decided to also move the indexes from Lucene to Solr. We ran into quite some troubles, but that is not the question as those are fixed. The "problem" I'm still ...
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How often should agents run to both minimize impact on users and reduce risk of other performance issues?

First I referenced John West's article on agents here. He speaks of polling frequencies and intervals but neither there nor other places have I seen a clear guide on the agents that exist and best ...
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Unable to serialize the session state. Sitecore.ContentSearch.SearchTypes.SearchResultItem

Introduction After implementing private and shared outProc sessions states, I'm receiving the following error. This is a Sitecore 8.1 Update 3 environment. We are using SOLR as our indexer. We are ...
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How does the `ref` attribute work in Sitecore configuration files?

Sitecore's .config files will sometimes use the ref attribute for inheriting the current node from an existing configuration node. Here's an example from Sitecore.ContentSearch.Solr.Index.Analytics....
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Where can I find Docker Images for the different Sitecore Installs?

I have seen a lot of good tutorials about how to setup Sitecore to be used in a Docker container. However, this still gives me the problem of configuring the different server roles (i.e. CD, CM, ...
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How to set X-Frame-Options to deny?

I have a recently upgraded solution, now running on Sitecore 8.1-upd3. Apparently in this version, Sitecore includes a http module to include a X-Frame-Options header, set to SAMEORIGIN: <add type="...
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What is the purpose of keepalive.aspx?

I know that this the page is called every 15 minutes (by default) by a scheduled task. <agent type="Sitecore.Tasks.UrlAgent" method="Run" interval="00:15:00"> <param desc="url">/service/...
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Where should environment-specific configs be placed in Helix (Habitat) compliant solution?

Where should environment-specific configs be placed in Helix (Habitat) compliant solution (in the VS solution and the file system), such as connection strings?
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How to setup single site with one domain per language

I have a website that has 2 languages, lets say English (en) and Dutch (nl). Currently the site runs on a single domain, www.x.be. All is fine. But now the customer want to add another domain www.y....
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How can I share settings between multiple TDS projects?

I have several TDS projects in a solution, all of them have the same deployment properties (such as the access GUID, deployment folder), package metadata (author, version, etc.) and validation ...
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Sitecore administration page to view all pipeline processors

Is there an administration page to view all pipeline processors that are configured in Sitecore and the order in which they will execute? I'm trying to verify that my custom processor is being ...
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Adding a field to a custom SOLR index configuration

I am moving indexes from Lucene to Solr. Almost everything is working again, except a few custom indexes that have their own index configuration and had some field added to the fieldMap. Other custom ...
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Is there a way to disable a config patch file without renaming or deleting it?

Let's say you want to temporarily exclude a .config file from being applied as a patch by Sitecore. Normally, you would either: Delete the file; Or rename it to have an extension different from ....
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Are there specific IIS setting recommendations for Sitecore?

Are there any specific setting changes for IIS specific to Sitecore? Or are general ASP.NET IIS best practices fully applicable to Sitecore?
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Update web.config configuration in a Sitecore module

I am working on creating a module that I was hoping to have be installed right thru the Sitecore shell. The deeper I go, the more I realize I will need to make manual changes to the web.config to get ...
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Media Items all return 404

On sitecore 8.2 inital version. I am doing the following: var myImageItem = (MediaItem) Sitecore.Context.Item.Fields["MyImageField"].Item; if (myImageItem != null) { viewModel.ImageAlt = ...
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Unable to cast object of type 'System.String' to type 'Unicorn.ControlPanel.Security.IUnicornAuthenticationProvider' Using automated Tool API

I am trying to run an automated Unicorn Sync on one of My Environments. I have the shared secret key in Unicorn.UI.Config after I had tried using the shared Unicorn.Sharedsecret.Config file with the ...
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Is it possible to exclude some Sitecore Items from analytics tracking?

Is it possible to exclude some Sitecore Items from analytics tracking? We have a few items under sitecore/Content/Sites/MySite/Third Party/ that are consumed by our support site (which does not ...
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How is the FXM bundle beacon constructed?

I am trying to implement FXM for a customer, with the purpose of collecting data from a bunch of WordPress based sites into a single repository. An example of such a site is http://dev.verum.se/test/...
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How to default the media browser to tree view

This is a really minor issue. But is it possible to have the "Select Media" browser default to the tree view as opposed to list view? I imagine there would be a config setting somewhere. I just feel ...
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Fixing wrong wizard titles

I use the WFFM module for a client. The problem is just that there are wrong texts in the wizard for inserting a form: Select Insert an existing form, press next. The subtitle under Select a Form is ...
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Error when loading config: Reader in incorrect state

I have an include file to remove the annoying Commerce License Warning on 8.1 update 3. But the patch file fails to load in. The log files show the following error: "860 10:07:58 ERROR Could not ...
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Automating server role configuration

When configuring server instances in a distributed environment, a range of config files must be enabled or disabled based on the instance role (e.g. CD, CM, Processing, Aggregation), referencing the "...
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What is the usage of “physicalFolder” and “virtualFolder” attributes in a Sitecore site defintion

<site name="xxx" inherits="website" hostName="xxx.local" virtualFolder="/" physicalFolder="/" targetHostName="xxx.local" scheme="https" rootPath="/sitecore/content/xxx" ...
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How can I disable xDB?

If I don't have a working connection to MongoDB and I don't want to use xDB functionality. Currently, my logs are being filled with errors. What is the configuration needed to disable xDB?
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How to make Experience Editor placeholders editable without placeholder settings?

Normally, we need to define placeholders with allowed renderings in placeholder settings, to allow Experience Editor to support. What is the way to configure placeholders editable in the Experience ...
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How to run Sitecore in Live Mode?

I need to run my front-end website by pointing to master database, temporarily. What settings should I change to achieve this?
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What is Sitecore Live Mode?

Sitecore CMS normally uses web database content to display in fornt-end website. What is the way to run Sitecore front-end website pointing to master database. Does that mean running Sitecore ...
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What is the usage of startItem Property in Site Configuration node

In the sitecore configuration, we use site configuration nodes to define websites and its properties. When checked in site configuration nodes, there is startItem property with values to sitecore ...
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Usage of rootPath property of Site configuration node

In the sitecore configuration, we use site configuration nodes to define websites. In that configuration node, there is rootPath property with values to sitecore content item. What is the usage ...
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what is the usage of AllowDuplicateItemNamesOnSameLevel setting in sitecore 8.1. update 2

Sitecore 8.1 Update-2 has introduced a new setting called AllowDuplicateItemNamesOnSameLevel What is the usaged of this setting ?
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What is the best practice for managing Web.config changes in a solution?

To my knowledge, it is considered a best practice not to include any of Sitecore's out-of-the-box configuration files into Visual Studio web projects. The reason being, if you handle all configuration ...
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How do you setup a 404 and 500 error page for missing files and media items?

When navigating to a url such as www.website.com/missing.pdf and www.website.com/-/media/missing.pdf you will either receive the IIS 404 Server Error message or a Sitecore document not found page. ...
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How do I disable /sitecore access on a Content Delivery Server?

I have 2 servers: Content Delivery - the live site pointing to the web database. Content Management - the internal only site pointing to the master database. I want to prevent access to /sitecore on ...
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How to keep Sitecore.Social from complaining about Ninject?

Sitecore Social loves to fill my logs with this: Sitecore.Social: Ninject, Version=3.2.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=c7192dc5380945e7 is not loaded. Couldn't determine the Social channels. We'...
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How do I configure Sitecore to serve multiple sites?

I want to configure my instance of Sitecore to respond with different sites at different urls. How can I do this?