How to manage the Managed Cloud Solr server

  • You can request the Solr server as an alternative search indexing service when you request a new set provisioning within the scope of the Sitecore Managed Cloud service. How to request a new Managed Cloud set with Solr is described here.

  • After provisioning, Sitecore provides the URL of the Solr server and user credentials.
    For example, the Solr URL could be: https://<server_name>-azure.searchstax.com/solr/

    To access the Solr Admin UI, open the URL and enter the user name and password.

    The following is an example of a Solr Admin UI:

  • By default, there is only an admin user on a provisioned Solr server. A customer can create a new user using a REST API request.
    Note: Sitecore provides the admin user name, password and API key after provisioning is done.

    To create a new user, use the following POST request:

    URI:

    https://app.searchstax.com/api/rest/v2/account/SitecoreLive/deployment/<server_name>/solr/auth/add-user/
    Headers:
    Authorization: APIkey <API_key>

    Body in json format:

    {
      "username": "<user_name>",
      "password": "<user_password>",
      "role": "<role>"
    }

    To delete a user, use the following POST request:

    URI:

    https://app.searchstax.com/api/rest/v2/account/SitecoreLive/deployment/<server_name>/solr/auth/delete-user/

    Header:

    Authorization: APIkey <API_key>

    Body in json format:

    {
      "username": "<user_name>"
    }

    Where:

    • server_name: Solr server short name, provided by Sitecore.
    • API_key: Solr server API key, provided by Sitecore.
    • user_name: new user name, should start with letter, no spaces allowed.
    • user_password: new user password.
    • role: accepts following values: Read, Write, Admin.
  • The provisioned SolrCloud server already contains a valid Sitecore configset, however, customers can upload a new configset using the Zookeper tool and create new collections based on the new configset. See detailed instructions of how to upload a configset and create collections described in this article (refer to the Upload the configuration to Zookeeper section and Create a collection section).

  • You can view server files by clicking Cloud, Tree in the menu on the left. Here, you can browse all the configsets and collections data:

    Also, you can find all the collections by clicking Collections in the menu on the left:

Applies to:

Managed Cloud 1+

April 02, 2019
April 02, 2019