SharePoint 2013 cannot crawl Confluence wiki site

Hi!

I want my SharePoint 2013 farm to crawl Confluence wiki site. Crawler is configured to use integrated Windows authentication and crawl account have access to wiki site. But once I start crawling it fails up with error.

Troubleshooting with Wireshark, I found out following behaviour.

1) Crawler tries to access wiki root (/) and is redirected to index.action page.

2) Crawler tries to access index.action and redirected to login.action for authentication (session ID is issued)

3) Crawler authenticates to index.login and redirected back to index (cookie with session ID is issued)

4) Crawler tries to access index.action, but does not send session ID cookie, so is redirected to login.action and new session ID is issued. Steps 3-4 are repeated in infinite loop.

Is there any way to bypass the issue? Is crawling of Confluence by ms search is supported or Federated SharePoint search result is the only option?

Thanks in advance,

Ivan

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Hi Ivan,

When Confluence has authentication on SP crawl component cannot crawl Confluence content unless you allow annonymous access to your Confluence. Out of the box feature we only have the option to use federated SP search result because Confluence supports open search.

The other approach to consider is to create a custom index connector which uses BCS connector.

Best regards,

Thinh

Hi Thinh!

Thanks for the info!

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Br, IVan

Hi,

I found this old post and maybe you like this plugin: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/de.communardo.confluence.plugins.cscsp/server/overview

 

best regards

Martin

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