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DiscoverEnvironmentCapabilities

Dominic Cronin edited this page Sep 10, 2019 · 4 revisions

Introduction

When configuring Content Delivery, it is necessary to register the capabilities of the environment with the discovery service. It is useful to be able to read the currently registered capabilities directly from the discovery service. It is possible to do this using the registration tool, but this scripted approach using PowerShell gives an alternative with the potential to be extended into yet more useful tools.

Script

You can download the script here: DiscoverEnvironmentCapabilities.ps1

Running the script

From the folder where you have downloaded the script, you can call it like this:

PS > .\Discover-EnvironmentCapabilities.ps1 -discoveryURL http://cd.local:8082/discovery.svc -client_id cduser -client_secret CDUserP@ssw0rd

If the client Id and secret are still at their default values, you can omit these paramaters.

The output looks like this:

Capability Found Service URI
PreviewWebServiceCapability False
ContentServiceCapability True http://cd.local:8081/content.svc
DeployerCapability True http://cd.local:8084/httpupload
WebCapability True
AudienceManagerCapability False
AudienceManagerSynchronizationCapability False
SmartTargetManagementCapability False
SmartTargetQueryCapability False
ContextServiceCapability True http://cd.local:8087
ContextualImageDeliveryCapability False
UGCCommunityServiceCapability False
UGCModerationServiceCapability False
IQQueryCapability False
IQIndexCapability False
TokenServiceCapability True http://cd.local:8082/token.svc

Discussion

The output shown above comes from a fairly bare-bones Tridion system. As you can see the script reads the possible capabilities from the service metadata (in the EntityType navigation properties) and tries to look up each capability in the /Environment node of the service. If it's found, you'll see True in the Found column, and where relevant, a URI for the capability's service endpoint.

Writing this kind of script is made easier by examining the metadata directly with a tool like Postman or Insomnia. There's a lot more information available than just the capabilties.

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