Installing Sitecore 9 – Getting Started on a Local Developer Environment

An easy way to generate a self-signed certificate online

You can generate a self-signed certificate online here:

http://www.selfsignedcertificate.com/

This will generate a two files – a certificate and a key.

If you are using IIS server you need to convert these to .pfx. For this you can use the SSL Converter here:

https://www.sslshopper.com/ssl-converter.html

How to reset Sitecore admin password

Switch to your core database and execute the SQL below to reset the password to b:

UPDATE [aspnet_Membership] SET Password=’qOvF8m8F2IcWMvfOBjJYHmfLABc=’
WHERE UserId IN (SELECT UserId FROM [aspnet_Users] WHERE UserName = ‘sitecore\Admin’)
Alternatively navigate to /sitecore/admin/unlock_admin.aspx and click Unlock Administrator. For this to work, you must first “unlock” the functionality. Open up the .aspx file and modify the following code:

// TODO: to enable the page, set enableUnlockButton = true;
private bool enableUnlockButton = false;

28 Days of Sitecore Rocks: Package Creation

Creating Sitecore packages is a task that all seasoned Sitecore developers are familiar with. Unfortunately we are also familiar with how easy it is to forget an item or a file required for a feature to work correctly. Today we will be discussing how Sitecore Rocks can simplify and streamline the package creation process.

Keep reading here: https://community.sitecore.net/technical_blogs/b/trevor_campbell/posts/28-days-of-sitecore-rocks-package-creation