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Copy Permissions Using Sitecore PowerShell Extensions

In this module, we replicate permissions from one portion of the Sitecore tree to another. Additionally, these permissions can be applied to a different role. To provide contextual examples, we will be using a fictional company, Rhombic Networks. TLDR: Copy Permissions.ps1 and the CopyPermissions-1.0.zip Sitecore package of this SPE module can be found on GitHub. […]

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Sitecore Role and Workflow Strategy: Part Two

This post is a continuation of my two-part series on role and workflow strategy. To read about role strategy, please read part one. In this post, we will discuss a few ways to optimize your workflow to save potentially hours of your life. If you are unfamiliar with states, commands, and actions in a workflow, […]

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Sitecore Role and Workflow Strategy: Part One

In this series, we will discuss role configuration and how to create a simple, optimized workflow. Rhombic Networks Rhombic Networks has 10 individuals that make up the content team – 1 content manager, 4 editors, and 5 contractors. Anne is the content manager and is responsible for validating the quality of the content and publishing […]

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Sitecore 9 Certificates – Where do I update all those thumbprints?

While it’s a quick change, there are a number of places thumbprints will need to be updated across a scaled environment. Hopefully, this list helps keep your forehead from making contact with your keyboard today.

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Sitecore Development Azure VM Setup – A Scripted Approach

In this episode, we will be using Azure PowerShell, Chocolatey, the Sitecore Installation Framework to set up a virtual machine. This post is not an end-to-end tutorial but points out some of the main concepts needed to get there. A full implementation can be found in my Azure Virtual Machine for Sitecore Development repository on […]

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Quick Self-Signed Certs Sitecore 9.x

When you download and install Sitecore XP1, you need to install all of the certificates first. If you need to do this often like I do, this can be quite tedious.  Stealing some code from the Single-Developer.ps1, this simple foreach wrapper is a huge time saver.

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Querying Sitecore

Often times we run into situations where we need to pull information from Sitecore.  Two of my favorite tools to do this are Sitecore Rocks and Sitecore PowerShell Extensions (SPE). For those of you who are unfamiliar with these tools, Sitecore Rocks is a Visual Studio extension that makes developing and interacting with Sitecore easy.  SPE […]

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Sitecore Workflow – Multiple Users Approving an Item

Today we are going to create a workflow that allows multiple users to approve an item. What we won’t cover in this post is how to setup security on fields and workflow commands.  For that, I recommend John’s post on Security Access Rights.

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Sitecore Workflow – Suppressing Comments

When creating your own workflows, you may not always want to require your users to comment.  Sitecore provides an option to Suppress Comment on the actions you create, however checking this box didn’t seem to have any effect .