How to Configure the Microsoft SharePoint Data Source

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Microsoft SharePoint is widely used as an enterprise business collaboration platform and for storing documents. Unified Self-Service search integrates with Microsoft SharePoint to include search results from your SharePoint server.
Follow these steps:
Enable SharePoint Access from the Internet
Unified Self-Service search integrates with Microsoft SharePoint to include search results from your SharePoint server. If your organization has Microsoft SharePoint (that is implemented within your Intranet), integration with Unified Self-Service requires some additional configuration. This configuration requires a SharePoint server that can be accessed from the Internet. The SharePoint server can either be your primary application server, if it is accessible from the Internet, or a secondary server could be deployed in the DMZ.
Follow these steps:
  1. On Microsoft SharePoint 2003/2007, open the SharePoint Central Administration Site.
    Note:
    The navigation may vary based on the Microsoft SharePoint version you deployed. Microsoft SharePoint 2003/2007 is considered only as an example.
  2. Select the Operations tab.
  3. Under Global Configuration, click Alternate access mappings.
  4. Click Add Internal URL.
  5. Select the Alternate access mappings collection for the SharePoint site that you want to connect to Unified Self-Service.
  6. Add all Unified Self-Service server hostname URLs.
    Example
    : http://
    Unified_Self_Service
    _Server_Hostname
    /
    Once you add the hostnames to the SharePoint Alternate access mappings, you can integrate Unified Self-Service with your SharePoint instance.
Configure the Microsoft SharePoint Data Source
Configure the Microsoft SharePoint.data source to search information from the SharePoint server in Unified Self-Service.
Follow these steps:
  1. Log in to Unified Self-Service as an Administrator.
  2. In the menu, click Settings and then click Data Sources.
  3. Click the arrow to enter the following configuration information.
    • NAME
      Defines the data source name.
    • URL
      Defines the URL of your web service that your SharePoint server hosts and is accessible from the Internet.
      Format
      : http://<hostname>
    • USER NAME
      Identifies the user name of a user who has access to documents stored in SharePoint. This name is used for authentication for the search API. However, it is the logged in user that determines the document access level.
    • PASSWORD
      Identifies the password of the user that is listed for User Name. This password is used for authentication.
  4. If you enabled the Unified Self-Service Connection, select YES to use it.
  5. Click
    TEST CONNECTION
    to test the data source connection. If the test is not successful, review the data that you entered and correct as necessary.
  6. When you are ready to enable the data source for your organization, set the
    STATUS
    to
    ENABLED
    .
  7. Click
    SAVE
    .
    Microsoft SharePoint data source is configured in Unified Self-Service.