You connect each Sitefinity CMS instance separately and to a specific data center. If you are working in multisite mode, you can choose a specific data center to track each of the sites. That is, to track the sites separately.
PREREQUISITES: Your user needs to have access to all data centers and permissions to manage data centers within the account in order to establish connection and generate access keys.
To secure the connection between Sitefinity CMS and data centers, DEC uses access keys as authentication mechanism. Each access key is a JSON Web token, which uniquely identifies each connection to Sitefinity CMS, or any specific site or instance. An access key expires only after you deactivate it manually.
Access keys are generated in the DEC Administration dashboard and, upon configuring your DEC connector in Sitefinity CMS, you use them to establish the connection.
To generate an access key:
NOTE: You can later modify the permissions. When creating a new data center, make sure modify the list with selected data centers accordingly, so that you grant access to the new data center.
IMPORTANT: Once you close the window, you will not be able to see this key again. Make sure you have a copy of the key in a secure place.
Navigate to the Administration dashboard » Access keys to see a list of all generated keys, as well as details about the access they grant and when were the keys generated.
By clicking on the cog icon, you can also:
You can also sort the key list to display either all activated or deactivated keys.
NOTE: When you creating new data centers, do not forget to update the access key permissions, so that access is granted to the newly created data centers. If you already granted access to all data centers, you do not have to change anything.
You can now use this key to connect Sitefinity CMS to DEC. For more information, see Connect to DEC.
IMPORTANT: Depending on the Sitefinity CMS version you are working with, you use the access key in a slightly different way:
IMPORTANT: If you are working with Sitefinity CMS 8.0 or older, you cannot set up the DEC with the access key. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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