Cannot connect to Website from Sitefinity Thunder
I am running a Sitefinity 6.3 website on a third-party hosted server, attempting to connect with Sitefinity Thunder through Visual Studio 2013.
When I attempt to add a connection to my Sitefinity website, I enter the information correctly but it does not connect.
I am not trying to connect to a local Sitefinity build solution, but one on my existing website server. Guidance?
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When the Sitefinity Thunder module is installed:
As dumb as it sound. Make sure you are not logged in with the same credentials on a browser :-)
Thank you for reminding this Marcus.
It is good practice to create a separate admin user for Sitefinity Thunder to use.
I wish there was such a thing as a thunder role. If you work with an standard edition it's no problem but if you have an SB then you have to log out every time, and that's an hassle.
PS: Funny story. I created once a user for DAM as well. First name: Digital, last name: Asset Management and used this for digital asset management. When I published something it would show as author Digital Asset Managment. I first thought it was a bug that everything from DAM would be published as Digital Asset Managment. Lucky before sending the ticket and embarrass me once more I found out what I did wrong :-)
I think I have the same problem ... I did create another admin user (good idea to do so anyway) and called it dev1 (and a nice password) ... using that to connect via VS 2013 but it fails also. in the url I have an IP address as in http colon slash slash ip address and then slash again. user name is dev1, password is set ... click on test connection and it fails. Something I am missing?
I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing issues connecting Thunder to your project.
Can you please try to disable the proxy and turn off your firewall since that might be blocking the connection?
Another possible reason for the issue might be if you are trying to access the server through https://. If this is the case, please note that Thunder works only under http.
Can you please also checkout the following blog post and in particular please refer to the last section of the blog post for more details on how to connect Thunder to your website.