Configuring JCR search in a portal farm | HCL Digital Experience

JCR-based content includes content that is created with Web Content Manager or Personalization.

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Note: If you create content in a portal farm with the Authoring portlet, extra configuration steps are required. The steps enable content that is created by these content features to be searchable in a farm.


  1. Log in to WebSphere® Integrated Solutions Console.
    Cluster note: In a clustered environment, log in to the Deployment Manager WebSphere® Integrated Solutions Console.
  2. Click Resources > Resource Environment > Resource Environment Providers > JCR ConfigService PortalContent > Custom properties.
  3. Change the value of the jcr.textsearch.enabled property to false.
  4. Change the value of the jcr.textsearch.indexdirectory property to the index directory on the remote search server.
    For example, jcr.textsearch.indexdirectory=\\\\your_server\\your_remotesearch\\jcr\\search. You can specify the directory value in the following format:
    Universal Naming Convention (UNC) format

    Example: \\\\\\share\\jcr\\search

  5. Based on the configuration of your remote search service, change the jcr.textsearch.PSE.type property to either EJB or SOAP; then choose the appropriate extra steps:
    Table 1. The steps depend on the value for the jcr.textsearch.PSE.type property.
    Value Extra steps
    EJB Complete the following steps if you have an EJB service:
    1. Change the jcr.textsearch.EJB.IIOP.URL property to the URL of the naming service that is used to access the WebScanner EJB; for example iiop://localhost:2811.
    2. Change the jcr.textsearch.EJB.EJBName property to the name of the WebScanner EJB; for example ejb/com/ibm/hrl/portlets/WsPse/WebScannerLiteEJBHome.
    SOAP If you have a SOAP service, change the jcr.textsearch.SOAP.url property to the SOAP URL of the WebScanner for the search service.
  6. Save your changes.
  7. Restart your server.
  8. Required: Complete the following steps to delete the default search collections from the Manage Search portlet:
    1. Log on to HCL Portal as an administrator.
    2. To open the Manage Search portlet, click the Administration menu icon. Then, click Search Administration > Manage Search.
    3. Click Search Collections.
    4. Click the Delete Collection icon for the Portal Content search collection.
    5. Click OK.
    6. Restart the HCL Portal server.
    7. Go to the Manage Search portlet and confirm that the Portal Content search collection was deleted.
    8. Manually create a JCR collection called JCRCollection1; refer to Setting up JCR Search Collection for information.