Adding a Starting URL to Crawl List


  • DNN Platform
  • Evoq Content
  • Evoq Engage




You need an administrator account for the site to be able to perform the steps outlined in this article. Administrators have full permissions to the specific site.




  1. Go to Persona Bar > Settings > Site Settings.


  2. Go to the Search tab, and then the Crawling sub-tab.

    Search > Crawling

  3. In URL Paths, click + Add URL.


  4. Configure the URL to crawl.


    Field Description
    URL The URL where crawling should start
    Sitemap URL The URL of the sitemap to use, if any
    DNN Role Impersonation The role assigned to the crawler to gain access to this URL path

    Note: The role must have at least one user assigned to it.

    Enable Spidering If enabled, the specified URL is marked to be included in the next crawl.

    If disabled, the specified URL is not included in the next crawl; however, any existing index for this URL is still used for search.

    Windows Authentication 

    If enabled, the crawler users the specified credentials to gain access to the site:

    • Windows Domain
    • Windows User Account
    • Windows User Password

    If the user account and password are blank, the local server's default Windows credentials are used.

    Note: Enable this option if the site uses Integrated Windows Authentication.

  5. Click Save.


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