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Episerver internal search over SSL: App_Data\Index folder not getting created



It should be simple but we cant seem to get the internal search working under ssl. We can see the .svc, so that's all well, but when we run https://[oursite]/EPiServer/CMS/Admin/IndexContent.aspx the Index folder doesn't get created (IIS user and system have full permissions). In the config we have:


this part we didn't make any changes to:


 We just don't know where to look anymore. Without ssl everything works

Oct 28, 2016 14:40

Hi Asa,

Many things can go wrong here.

Are you getting this exception in prod or localhost?

IIS Express or regular IIS?

What does the EPiServerErrors.log say?

Do you have a trusted SSL certificate? IIS Express Development Certificate is not trusted by default.

How does your section look like? Something like this?

< active="true">
  <namedIndexingServices defaultService="serviceName">
      <add name="serviceName" baseUri="https://localhost:44349/IndexingService/IndexingService.svc" accessKey="local" />
  <searchResultFilter defaultInclude="true">
    <providers />
Oct 31, 2016 0:23

Hi Dejan,

It did turn out to be the development certificates. In production it now works with load balancing with an accesskey, as described here: 

Thanks for your input, helped us to find the right solution.

Nov 18, 2016 10:48
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