Securing SEO

Control access to the sitemap that is used for search engine optimization.

About this task

By default, search engine providers can access your sitemap. However, you can disable anonymous access to the sitemap if necessary.

When you disable anonymous access, only users who are mapped to the SEEDLIST_ADMIN role can access the sitemap. For more information about mapping users to roles, see the Assigning people to J2EE roles topic.

To disable anonymous access to the sitemap, complete the following steps:


  1. Open the web.xml file in a text editor. The default location of the file is:
  2. In the servlet stanza, change the value of the allow.anonymous.access parameter to false.
  3. Save and close the file.