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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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Banner image for Providing External Access for the Xp Single Developer Installation article

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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There's no reason why you shouldn't be bundling your assets as it cuts down on requests by your Users. One thing about it, is the bundles are defined in the BudleConfig class on application startup. This means you have to re-deploy if the bundles need changing, so let's use Sitecore Config and Pipelines instead.

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With Sitecore 9 we have a great new feature, which is Configuration Layers. These layers allow for the control and separation of config files, such as keeping your custom configs away from the Out-of-the-box ones. This is, and has always been recommended practice, and layers make it easier to control. 

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