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Sitecore Admin Pages you should know!

Introduction

Sitecore has some pages that are available only for admin users. These pages are handy for debugging through specific scenarios. I list a few pages like this to my knowledge in this article.

Showconfig

This is a page that Sitecore developers use on a daily basis. This page gives a view of the compiled Sitecore configuration in XML format.

The path for this page will be: /sitecore/admin/showconfig.aspx

Now, this page only gives you the configuration for the CM server.

To check the configuration for the CD server, you can use the below parameter: /sitecore/admin/showconfig.aspx?role=ContentDelivery

You can pass other values such as Standalone, ContentManagement, etc.

You can also use this with custom configurations you may have, too.

DbBrowser

DbBrowser, short for Database browser is a page where you can see the Sitecore content tree with the raw content. While you can use the Raw View setting for this, DbBrowser is much faster and more efficient for developers.

The path for this page will be: /sitecore/admin/dbbrowser.aspx

Also, this page is particularly useful when deleting items in a bulk. As the items are not moved to the recycle bin, deletion can be very fast if done with the DbBrowser.

FileExplorer

The name says it all. This page gives you a view of the file structure of your website. You can download a file, or upload a file. This is very useful if you want to change something on your site without a deployment. Or you can use it to ensure that the files are as you expect.

The path for this page will be: /sitecore/shell/default.aspx?xmlControl=FileExplorer

KickUser

You can use this page to see the users that are currently logged in to Sitecore. You can also kick users out if needed.

The path to this page will be: /sitecore/client/Applications/LicenseOptions/KickUser.aspx

I have not listed pages such as Cache, Logs, Jobs, etc. here as these are pages that we use every day and most of us would know them.

I will be adding some more pages here, as I discover. Hope this was a good read.

If you know of any page I missed here, please share in the comments.

Happy Sitecoring!