If you've read my article, Providing External Access for the Xp Single Developer Installation, you'd know there was some certificate work to be done. Well, today's the day I need to replace these certs with new ones, so let's walk through the steps together.

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Ok, using Falcon Heavy's engines as my banner is a little dramatic, but time is money, and having staff wait for Sitecore restarts can add up over an engagement of several months. I'm constantly looking for more ways to speed process up, so I've put together a couple of tips on speeding things along.

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Sometimes you don't have time to deal with problems and you've just gotta have a running instance of Sitecore. Today we had some certificate issues with xConnect that appeared out of nowhere, so after some time troubleshooting, I decided to remove the requirement, since we've already locked down network access to it. Temporary and non-Production, and in other words, nail meet hammer. 

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Each of my scaled environments will have at least two publishing targets. Yes, you can use Sitecore's preview tools, but this has its limitations. After decades of working with marketing teams I can say it's always a good idea to have a private URL, only available to the company, where they can review pending changes for an upcoming campaign etc., without having to log in.

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One of the most used installations from Sitecore is the Single Developer instance, where Sitecore, Identity Server and xConnect will serve to localhost. This is convenient, but in a team environment we want other developers to access our VM if we need to collaborate, troubleshoot, etc. So how do we get here? There are some post-installation steps needed, and I'll list them in this step-by-step guide.

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