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Question by sirfergall, Jul 11, 2016 2:01 PM

Does SitecoreUsername and SitecorePassword have to be Sitecore\admin?

Looking at the installation guide for Coveo for Sitecore (Installing coveo for Sitecore On Premises) I noticed that the sitecore\admin username and password are used in order to retrieve security permissions. We've ran into a few situations where the admin account was locked out (we've since ensured that everything is in-sync with our credentials and Rijndael encryption keys across our configs/servers) but it made me wonder, is it a MUST that we use the sitecore\admin credentials or can we use any admin credentials or other credentials with the appropriate permissions as the SitecoreUsername and SitecorePassword in the coveo.searchprovider.config?


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Answer by Jean-François L'Heureux, Jul 11, 2016 2:58 PM


You can use any admin account or an account that have:

  • Full access to the Sitecore security information.
  • Full read access to all the Sitecore items (for the HtmlContentInBodyWithRequestsProcessor if your website has a login form).
  • Full read access to the templates subtree (for listing the template fields in the default sort field configuration of a search component).
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Comment by sirfergall, Jul 11, 2016 4:25 PM

Great! Thanks!

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