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Activating Coveo for Sitecore Using the Command Center

Coveo for Sitecore 4.1 (July 2018)

This feature is experimental and is subject to change.

After installing Coveo for Sitecore, it must be configured and activated. The following steps will allow you to create or select a Coveo Cloud organization your Sitecore instance will link to.

To configure and activate Sitecore using the Command Center

  1. Access the Activation section of the Command Center through the following URL: http://[INSTANCE NAME]/coveo/command-center/index.html#activation/.

    Command Center Activation

  2. Click Log In.
  3. Follow the instructions shown on screen to log into the Coveo Cloud Platform using your preferred identity provider.

    • If you already have access to one or several Coveo Cloud organizations, a screen with the Select your organization section similar to the following will appear:

      Activating Existing Organization

    • If you don’t have access to a Coveo Cloud organization, a screen with the Select your organization section similar to the following will appear:

      Activating New Organization

  4. Select or create your Coveo Cloud organization.
    • If you already have access to one or several Coveo Cloud organizations, you may either want to select an existing organization or create a new one.
      1. To select an existing organization, in the Select your organization section, under the Existing tab, select the appropriate organization name from the drop-down menu.
      2. To create a new organization, select the Create New tab and proceed as indicated in step b) below.
    • If you don’t already have access to a Coveo Cloud organization, you must now create one.
      1. In the Select your organization section, in the Create New tab, type the name you want for your Coveo Cloud organization name.

        While you can always change your organization display name later in the Coveo Cloud Administration Console under Settings > Organization > Profile, be aware that the original name value you specify when creating an organization will forever be part of the unique and permanent ID of that organization.

      2. Select the Trial type that matches your needs (see Pro and Enterprise Edition Features).

  5. In the Configure options section, specify your configuration options.

    Activating Existing Organization

    Further details for each option are provided below.

    • Security: Allows to select whether to index Sitecore permissions on the documents. When permissions aren’t indexed, all indexed documents are available to anonymous users. If your site contains secure content, we recommend that you index the permissions.
    • Body indexing: Allows to select whether the rendered HTML should be indexed.
    • Farm configuration: Allows to specify a farm name in order to refer to resources such as sources and security providers with coherent names.
    • Sitecore credentials: Allows to specify the Sitecore account (domain\username) responsible for crawling the items, expanding permissions (see Sitecore Credential Usage in Coveo for Sitecore).

      You must specify the domain in the User name field.

      The password entered on this screen is encrypted and saved in the Coveo.SearchProvider.Custom.config.example file.

      Coveo for Sitecore (May 2019)

      An encryption key is automatically created in the core database of your Sitecore instance.

      Coveo for Sitecore (May 2019)

      An encryption key is automatically created in the core database (for Sitecore versions up to 9.0 inclusively) or the web database (for Sitecore versions 9.1 onwards) of your Sitecore instance.

  6. Click Activate.

Allow 15 to 30 minutes for your Coveo Cloud organization to be provisioned.

When a Coveo Cloud trial organization has been idle for some time, it’s paused automatically. If you have selected an existing organization that has been idle for a while, the following dialog box will be displayed:

You can click Reactivate in the dialog box to resume using your organization.

You can also reactivate your organization through the Coveo Cloud Administration Console, in the left panel, in the Status section.

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