Test access to 3rd party resources from a Sitecore PaaS instance

Given how extensible Sitecore is, it’s very common to integrate Sitecore with 3rd party services such as RESTful APIs. Over the years, I’ve worked on many Sitecore implementations that integrated with RESTful APIs implemented by client developers as well as other companies. When working through such integrations, some of the common challenges I’ve faced are […]

Sitecore 9.1 Virtual Users Temporary Workaround

I started a new project a few weeks ago and decided to use Sitecore 9.1 since it was already out.  This new project has the requirement of supporting logged in users.  The actual authentication system is outside of Sitecore.  Once a user is logged into the authentication system, they would be posted to Sitecore with […]

The ‘Install-SitecoreConfiguration’ command was found in the module ‘SitecoreInstallFramework’, but the module could not be loaded. For more information, run ‘Import-Module SitecoreInstallFramework’.

Today, I started trying to install Sitecore 9.1 on my local.  While following the Quick installation guide, I got to the step where you run the prerequisites installation: Install-SitecoreConfiguration -Path .\Prerequisites.json And got the following error: Install-SitecoreConfiguration : The ‘Install-SitecoreConfiguration’ command was found in the module ‘SitecoreInstallFramework’, but the module could not be loaded. For […]

TDS Error: Test connection to Sitecore

This morning, while setting up a new solution, I started getting an error on the last step of the TDS Build Settings Test dialog – Test connection to Sitecore: And here’s the error trace I was getting in the Visual Studio output window: Connection Test Failure: Failed to complete test. Exception System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapException: Access to the […]

Possibly Simplest Way Of Enabling Dependency Injection In Sitecore Controllers and ApiControllers

This is, yet, another blog post on the topic of dependency injection with Sitecore Controller Renderings as well as API Controllers.  Let me start by saying that the most helpful blog post I’ve read on the topic is by Kam Figy – https://kamsar.net/index.php/2016/08/Dependency-Injection-in-Sitecore-8-2/.  I encourage you to read this blog post because it is still applicable to […]