Matrix collection

Introduction

A matrix collection gathers data from a Squiz Matrix CMS system. Gathering is performed using a standard web crawler, however additional metadata is automatically gathered from Squiz Matrix and an alternate result presentation designed for use within Squiz Matrix is applied.

The matrix collection is defined by the following properties:

Other configuration settings for matrix collections match those for web collections (since the same web crawler is used).

Result presentation

Matrix collections are designed to be presented only through the Squiz Matrix "Funnelback REST Search Page" asset, which is able to provide additional security information with the normal search request to allow document level security checks to be performed. See the Funnelback REST Search Page documentation for more information.

Important notice about changes to the authentication scheme

As of version 5.2, Squiz Matrix will retire the current authentication scheme, and introduce a new one.

As part of this transition, Funnelback 14.2 supports the new authentication scheme, however, it still defaults to the old one. To configure Funnelback 14.2 to authenticate with newer versions of Matrix,

   matrix_admin_url
   matrix_username
   matrix_password
   squizapi.target_url
   matrix_api_key