Web Configuration

Overview

Web Crawling Configuaration page manages configurations for Web crawling.

Management Operations

Display Configurations

Select Crawler > Web in the left menu to display a list page of Web Crawling Configuration, as below.

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Click a configuration name if you want to edit it.

Create Configuration

Click Create New button to display a form page for Web crawling configuration.

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Configurations

Name

Configuration name.

URLs

This URLs are locations to start crawling.

Included URLs For Crawling

This regular expression(Java Format) is allowed url patterns for Fess crawler.

Excluded URLs For Crawling

This regular expression(Java Format) is rejected url patterns for Fess crawler.

Included URLs For Indexing

This regular expression(Java Format) is allowed url patterns for Fess indexer.

Excluded URLs For Indexing

This regular expression(Java Format) is rejected url patterns for Fess indexer.

Config parameters

You can specify the crawl configuration information.

Depth

The number of linked urls.

Max Access Count

The number of indexed urls.

User Agent

Name of Fess crawler.

The number of Thread

The number of crawler threads for this configuration.

Interval time

Interval time to crawl urls for each thread.

Boost

Boost value is a weight for indexed documents of this configuration.

Permissions

Permissions for this configuration. This format is “{user/group/role}name”. For example, to display search results on users who belong to developer group, the permission is {group}developer.

Labels

Labels for this configuration.

Status

If enabled, the scheduled job of Default Crawler includes this configuration.

Delete Configuration

Click a configuration on a list page, and click Delete button to display a confirmation dialog. Click Delete button to delete the configuration.

Example

Crawling Fess Site

If you want to create Web crawling configuration to crawl pages under http://fess.codelibs.org/, parameters are:

Name Value
Name Fess
URLs http://fess.codelibs.org/
Included URLs For Crawling http://fess.codelibs.org/.*

For other parameters, use a default value.

Crawling Protected Site

Fess supports BASIC/DIGEST/NTLM/FORM authentication. For the authentication information, you can configure it on Web Authentication page.

Redmine

To crawl Redmine pages (ex. https://<server>/) with password protection, create a setting on Web Config page as below:

Name Value
Name Redmine
URLs https://<server>/my/page
Included URLs For Crawling https://<server>/.*
Config Parameters client.robotsTxtEnabled=false (Optional)

and then create the authentication setting on Web Auth page:

Name Value
Scheme Form
Username (Account for crawling)
Password (Password for the account)
Parameters encoding=UTF-8
  token_method=GET
  token_url=https://<server>/login
  token_pattern=name=”authenticity_token” +value=”([^”]+)”
  token_name=authenticity_token
  login_method=POST
  login_url=https://<server>/login
  login_parameters=username=${username}&password=${password}
Web Config Redmine

XWiki

To crawl XWiki pages (ex. https://<server>/xwiki/), Web Crawling setting is:

Name Value
Name XWiki
URLs https://<server>/xwiki/bin/view/Main/
Included URLs For Crawling https://<server>/.*
Config Parameters client.robotsTxtEnabled=false (Optional)

and the authentication setting is:

Name Value
Scheme Form
Username (Account for crawling)
Password (Password for the account)
Parameters encoding=UTF-8
  token_method=GET
  token_url=http://<server>/xwiki/bin/login/XWiki/XWikiLogin
  token_pattern=name=”form_token” +value=”([^”]+)”
  token_name=form_token
  login_method=POST
  login_url=http://<server>/xwiki/bin/loginsubmit/XWiki/XWikiLogin
  login_parameters=j_username=${username}&j_password=${password}
Web Config XWiki