How to manage the Managed Cloud Solr server

  • Introduction

    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.

  • How to access Solr server admin UI

    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:

  • How to Manage Solr server users

    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.
  • How to upload a configset and create a collection 

    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).

  • How to browse configsets and collections

    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:

  • Useful material

Applies to:

Managed Cloud 1+

April 02, 2019
April 02, 2019