Content Server Folders can be Accessed Through WebCenter Portal Content Server Connection and can be Indexed by Search Engines like Google Search (Doc ID 1677757.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle WebCenter Portal - Version 11.1.1.6.0 to 11.1.1.8.3 [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

These links to Content Folders can be obtained from a Document Explorer Task Flow and can be accessed outside WebCenter Portal to list the contents of the folder and navigate and list contents of other folders in UCM.

These folder links are also indexed by Search Engines like Google Search.
The issue was reported with a WebCenter Portal Framework Application but the issue can also be reproduced with WebCenter Portal (Spaces).

What is expected is that enable to list contents of folders only within a Document Explorer Task Flow and folder structures from a WebCenter Portal Task Flow are not indexed by Search Engines like Google Search.


Steps To Reproduce:

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:

  1. Have a folder/file structure in UCM with files under folder/subfolders.
  2. Create a page in your portal project and add to it a document explorer task flow.
  3. Run the project and open the created page.
  4. Once the system lists the contents of a folder right click in any folder and click on "Get a Link". 
  5. The link should look like this:
     
    http://<server>:<port>/<portal-app-context-root>/content/conn/<UCM-connection-name>/path/<folder>/<subfolder>
     
     
    There are 2 issues with this folder link:
     
    • When you access this link in a separate browser window you are able to list the folder contents and navigate to any folder/subfolder in UCM.
       
    • If WebCenter Portal site is indexed by a Search Engine like Google Search, when you Google the site you can see it returns the links to the folder structures in UCM.
       



Cause

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