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From Karl Wright <>
Subject Re: ManifoldCF + Alfresco + Solr security filtering problem
Date Sat, 02 Dec 2017 09:55:48 GMT
Hi Phil,

If you are using a different repository connection for the second Alfresco
crawl, is it possible you may have misconfigured the connection to refer to
the wrong authority group, or none at all?  All connections that you need
to be authorized together need to be part of the same group.


On Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 4:32 AM, Phillip Rhodes <>

> Hello all, I thought I had this all figured out, but I built a new
> environment and it's not behaving as expected.  Not sure if I changed
> something I shouldn't have or if it was never really working, but
> here's the situation:
> 1. I have an Alfresco server storing documents.   There are 65 docs in
> the built in "sample" space, which defaults to allowing access to
> everyone.
> 2. With the MCF SearchComponent installed into Solr, if I pass the
> AuthenticatedUserName parameter with any value, I get back all 65
> documents as expected.
> 3. I added another space in Alfresco that only allows access for 4
> specific users... testuser1, testuser2, testuser3, and testuser4. If I
> log into Alfresco as any of those users I can view and/or upload
> content to the space.
> 4. I put 7 documents in that space, and re-indexed with MCF.
> 5. Solr now shows a total of 72 documents for the core in question.
> 6. But, if I pass AuthenticatedUserName=testuser1 with my query, I
> still only see the 65 docs from the other space.
> 7. If I temporarily turn off the MCF SearchComponent in Solr, I can
> see the docs from the "locked down" space.
> I set the various token fields to stored="true" so I can see what is
> getting stored, and here's what I see for one sample document (one
> that isn't being returned with the SearchComponent enabled, but which
> should be).
> "allow_token_document":["Alfresco:testuser1", "Alfresco:testuser2",
> "Alfresco:testuser3", "Alfresco:testuser4"],
> "deny_token_document":["__nosecurity__"],
> "deny_token_parent":["__nosecurity__"],
> "allow_token_share":["__nosecurity__"],
> "allow_token_parent":["__nosecurity__"],
> "deny_token_share":["__nosecurity__"],
> Two things jump out to me:
> 1. I don't have entries for those users in allow_token_share and
> allow_token_parent (and I'm not sure why not.  This part seems to be a
> black box from the perspective of configuring MCF to crawl Alfresco)
> 2. The "domain" part in the entries in allow_token_document is coming
> up as "Alfresco".  I tried adding AuthenticatedUserDomain=Alfresco to
> my queries, but that didn't make any difference.
> Can anybody see what is is that I'm missing here?  Is there maybe
> something I need to do either in MCF or in Alfresco to make sure those
> allow_token_share and allow_token_parent entries get populated, or is
> it something else?
> Any thoughts / suggestions are greatly appreciated.
> Phil
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