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Sites that require forms-based authentication or cookie-based authentication are not crawled in SharePoint Server 2007
Article ID: 934577 - View products that this article applies to.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for Search is directed to crawl content that is saved on sites that require forms-based authentication or cookie-based authentication. However, only the logon page of a site is crawled.
Note This problem does not apply to content that is saved on a SharePoint Server 2007 site or on a Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 site. For these sites, you must configure the Web application default zone to use NTLM authentication to index the sites. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
To resolve this problem, apply the hotfix package, use the AddRule.exe command-line tool to add a crawl rule, and then crawl the sites.
For more information about the AddRule.exe command-line tool, see the "More Information" section.
How to obtain the hotfixThis problem is fixed in a Microsoft Office SharePoint Services hotfix package.
For more information about the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939077/ )Description of the SharePoint Server 2007 hotfix package for SharePoint Server 2007 and for SharePoint Server 2007 for Search: June 24, 2007
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
To enable the crawling of sites that require forms-based authentication or cookie-based authentication, use the AddRule.exe command-line tool after you apply this hotfix. To obtain the AddRule.exe command-line tool, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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You may receive the following error messages if the XML file is malformed.
Crawl rules object modelThe CrawlRuleAuthenticationType enumeration includes the following new values:
The forms-based authentication rule takes the following input parameters in the following order:
Custom security trimming for Enterprise Search resultsAfter the content that is stored on sites that require forms-based authentication or cookie-based authentication is crawled by the indexer, the content search results are returned for all users regardless of the users' credentials. If you have to security trim this content, refer to the "Custom Security Trimming for Enterprise Search Results Overview" topic. To view this topic, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 934577 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 2.0