Running separate instances sharing content?

Michael Purgar asked on February 3, 2020 21:51

Hello -

Just starting to do some research on this, so thought I would start here. My company currently runs an intranet using Kentico 10, and is considering moving all content behind a firewall. There is some concern that important content may end up unavailable due to some users not having easy access to the network or a VPN if they do.

Is it possible to set up either a separate instance or some other setting that will allow certain content to be duplicated on a site outside the firewall, so that content owners can create a single page of content and have it appear in both the secured and non-secured versions of the site? If so, what would be the recommended method for doing so?

Thanks in advance!

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Dat Nguyen answered on February 4, 2020 02:44 (last edited on February 4, 2020 03:06)

You can use the Staging feature to push content from one instance to another. See this documentation and the sub pages to find out how.

If you want the content sync to happen on a scheduled basis or automatically on certain page events, see this documentation. You'd likely need some additional code logic to sync only the content that needs to be duplicated.

Keep in mind that the content source server (that should be the server behind the firewall) must be able to communicate with the target server for this to work.

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Brenden Kehren answered on February 4, 2020 15:20

You can set this environment up but it will require an additional website license because you're running it under 2 different domains. Once you have that license setup, you'd need to setup the ability to sync the database with another database.

That all being said, you could very well leave the intranet public but require logins for everything. Your logins could be done through Active Directory using Kentico so they only have to manage one set of user accounts. There are other solutions to this as well but it all depends on your environment setup and what is allowed and what isn't.

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