Sep 19

Kentico CMS and the recent ASP.NET Security Issue

Over the last few days I have read about a security flaw that many sites and blogs are reporting, that Scott Guthrie originally posted. In fact I am quite surprised that it has gotten so much attention, usually these things go a bit un noticed.

That attention prompted me to check out the default Kentico installation and see what the settings are in the web.config file, to see if the default installation was at risk.

Sure enough the default installation looks like this (ASP.NET 4)

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Sep 01

Kentico CMS Quick Tip - Smart Search without User Input

Today I'm writing a small quick tip type of post that allows you to customize the Smart search wep parts inside of Kentico CMS in a way that I think helps the usability of searching Kentico based web sites.

Kentico's Smart search web parts easily create functionality that allow you to have a very powerful search engine right at your own disposal. The built-in functionality indexes your site's content and displays search results that are ranked based on relevancy. Trust me, it's much more than just a SQL WHERE clause.  I'm not trying to cover the entire spectrum of search inside a Kentico site so if you are not used to using the Smart search check out the Smart Search documentation on Kentico's Devnet.

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