August 15, 2022 Release (5.0.1153.1)

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Per the Coveo Version Support Lifecycle policy, this Coveo for Sitecore 5 release has been retired. See available Coveo for Sitecore releases.

Even if this release is retired, you must still perform its upgrade steps to upgrade to a more recent version of Coveo for Sitecore.

This release includes the 2.10099.2 version of the JavaScript Search Framework (see August 2022 Release (v2.10099)).

When using a CDN with the Coveo Hive framework, this release includes the latest 2.10099 version of the JavaScript Search Framework (see Understand How Coveo for Sitecore Loads the Coveo JavaScript Files (CDN)).

Release Notes

This section summarizes the new features and fixed support cases introduced in the Coveo for Sitecore August 15, 2022 release (5.0.1153.1).


Coveo Hive search interfaces now perform front-end calls through the Coveo REST endpoint proxy to generate search tokens. Caching /coveo/rest endpoint responses may cause issues.

  • Coveo has ended support for Sitecore 7.2 and 7.5. Sitecore’s extended support end date for these versions was December 31, 2020.

    As a result, the no-longer relevant Coveo.Framework.Compatibility.ISitecoreFeaturesResolver.HasControlPanelInsideShell() and Coveo.Framework.Compatibility.SitecoreFeaturesResolver.HasControlPanelInsideShell() interface and class methods have been removed from the Coveo for Sitecore solution.

  • Many Coveo.AbstractLayer.FieldManagement.MetadataNames class properties have also been deprecated.

New Features and Enhancements

Issue number Description


Enabled the AddSecurityOnItemsWithDatabase processor by default when Index Sitecore permissions is selected.


Added support for Coveo JavaScript Search Framework version 2.10099.

Bug Fixes

Issue number Description


Improved Command Center handling of Sitecore credentials not being set.


Fixed vulnerability.


Fixed issue with Sitecore Date and Datetime fields not being added to the Quick view when indexing with the BasicHtmlContentInBodyProcessor.


Updated links to the new Coveo Administration Console URLs.


Stopped taking into account the site definition ContentStartItem attribute when resolving item clickable URIs.

Maintenance Cases

Issue number Case Description



Fixed issue with media items not being attributed the proper host name.



Fixed the BasicHtmlContentInBodyProcessor template name filtering issue.



Ensured the Coveo JavaScript Search Framework takes into account local minified culture files.



Added caching of organization status GET call responses to reduce load on Coveo.



Ensured search token are not cached to prevent them from expiring.

Upgrade Steps

This section describes how to upgrade Coveo for Sitecore from March 18, 2022 (5.0.1110.1) to August 15, 2022 (5.0.1153.1). If you’re upgrading over multiple versions, Coveo has a procedure to streamline the process.


For the best Coveo for Sitecore experience, always follow the upgrading leading practices.

Step 1: Upgrade Coveo for Sitecore


Make sure the Microsoft MVC security update MS14-059 is installed on every Sitecore host in your environment.

  1. Log into the Sitecore Desktop.

  2. Access the Installation Wizard (Sitecore Start Menu > Development Tools > Installation Wizard).

  3. Upload and install the Coveo for Sitecore 5.0.1153.1 package built for the specific version of Sitecore you’re running (for example, Sitecore 10.2). You can find it in Downloads.

  4. When prompted to overwrite files, click Yes to all.

  5. When prompted to overwrite items, select Overwrite, then click Apply to all.

    You might be prompted twice with this question. Select the Overwrite option and click Apply to all both times.

  6. Once the installation is completed, make sure that you restart both the Sitecore client and server.

    Restart Server and Client dialog | Coveo for Sitecore 5

Step 2: Manually Update Coveo Configuration Files

Coveo for Sitecore packages contain some .config.example files. When you activated Coveo for Sitecore, the .config.example configuration files copied to your Sitecore instance were renamed (the .example was removed) making them enabled .config files. The name change also prevents the resulting .config files from being overwritten by .config.example files during a Coveo for Sitecore upgrade. In a nutshell, Coveo uses .config.example files for upgrade configuration changes that must be merged manually. Otherwise, Coveo uses standard .config files that get overwritten during step 1 of the upgrade process.

You can use a tool like WinMerge to compare the new Coveo..config.example files with your existing Coveo..config files.

Here are the modifications to the .config.example files between the previous and current Coveo for Sitecore releases:


The following comment block was removed:

<!-- Uncomment this processor to deny anonymous users on items from master database. For more information, see: -->
<processor type="Coveo.SearchProvider.Processors.AddSecurityOnItemsWithDatabase, Coveo.SearchProviderBase">

If you had uncommented this processor in your Coveo.SearchProvider.Custom.config to enable it, no action on your part is required.

If the above comment block appears as is in your Coveo.SearchProvider.Custom.config (that is, the processor is commented out), you can now remove this code block from your configuration.

This change is associated with the fact Coveo for Sitecore now automatically enables the AddSecurityOnItemsWithDatabase processor when you select to index Sitecore permissions.

⚠️Step 3: Account For ContentStartItem No Longer Being Considered

The Coveo for Sitecore ResolveItemSiteProcessor processor used to give precedence to the site definition ContentStartItem attribute over the StartItem attribute when resolving clickable URIs at indexing time. Coveo for Sitecore now disregards the ContentStartItem. If you have ContentStartItem attribute values in your site definitions, the changes in this release might affect the clickable URIs of your items in the index.

Step 4: Activate the AddSecurityOnItemsWithDatabase Processor

To enable this processor in past versions of Coveo for Sitecore, you needed to uncomment its configuration in the Coveo.SearchProvider.Custom.config file. If the processor is already enabled in your Coveo.SearchProvider.Custom.config file, no action is required on your part and the processor will continue to run on your items as it did before.

If you’re indexing Sitecore permissions and the processor isn’t enabled, you should enable it now.

See Deny Anonymous Users Access to the Master Database for more details on what this processor does.

To enable the AddSecurityOnItemsWithDatabase processor

  1. Open the Command Center Security page. It’s accessible at http://<INSTANCE_HOSTNAME>/coveo/command-center/index.html#security/.

  2. Un-select the Index Sitecore permissions option.

  3. Re-select the Index Sitecore permissions option.

  4. Click Apply and Restart.

Step 5: Publish Your Site

In the Sitecore Content Editor, perform a publish site action. This ensures any changes related to Coveo components in the upgrade are published to the web database.

Step 6: Eliminate Use of Deprecated Coveo.AbstractLayer.FieldManagement.MetadataNames Class Properties

Many Coveo.AbstractLayer.FieldManagement.MetadataNames class properties have been deprecated. Eliminate any references you may have to these properties in you project.