You will find here some very useful commands for Sitecore 9 installation journey. From requirements setup to Publish and rebuild index.

Solr Setup

  • Check Solr status: <solr installation folder\>bin\solr status
  • Start Solr in with specific port: <solr installation folder\>bin\solr.cmd start -p 8984
  • Generate a Self-Signed Certificate and a Key : <solr installation folder\server\etc\>keytool -genkeypair -alias solr-ssl -keyalg RSA -keysize 2048 -keypass secret -storepass secret -validity 9999 -keystore solr-ssl.keystore.jks -ext SAN=DNS:localhost,IP:,IP: -dname "CN=localhost, OU=Organizational Unit, O=Organization, L=Location, ST=State, C=Country"
  • Convert JKS keystore into PKCS12 : <solr installation folder\server\etc\>keytool -importkeystore -srckeystore solr-ssl.keystore.jks -destkeystore solr-ssl.keystore.p12 -srcstoretype jks -deststoretype pkcs12
  • Convert PKCS12 format keystore, including both the certificate and the key, into PEM format : <solr installation folder\server\etc>openssl pkcs12 -in solr-ssl.keystore.p12 -out solr-ssl.pem
  • Allow chrome to accept self-signed certificate for localhost (Please : Not for your production website). Another option is to add the Self-Signed Certificate to a Trusted authorities.
  • Running Solr as a Windows Services (Download NSSM): <NSSM folder\>nssm install Solr

References :


Sitecore Installation Framework