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DQM API and Integration - DQM Connector Installation and Usage guide for Sitecore 9

The procedure below provides the steps to install the DQM connector in the following Sitecore Versions:

  • Sitecore 9.1
  • Sitecore 9.3

Download the Crownpeak DQM connector for Sitecore

Prior to the installation of the DQM connector for Sitecore, kindly ensure that you have:

  • The Sitecore DQM connector
  • The DQM API Key
    • This is the unique key that is assigned to the DQM instance you are using
  • The Website ID
    • This is the dashboard where the checkpoint rules will be based on

Requesting the API key and Website ID

Please follow this procedure should you not have the API or Website ID

  • Please create a support ticket with the following details
    • Record type should be Standard Support Case
    • Type: DQM
    • Case Reason: Platform Assistance
    • Component: API
    • Subject: Request for API Key and Website ID for Sitecore DQM connector
    • In the description please provide the organization you belong to and primary dashboard you would like to link the DQM connector.


  • Support may provide you with any of the Website ids in your instance if the checkpoint setup is the same across all dashboards.
  • A DQM instance and at least one website/dashboard needs to be set up before you can request for the API key and website id

Installing the Sitecore connector

  1. Log into Sitecore as an Administrator

  2. In the landing page go to the Control Panel
    Sitecore Control PanelSitecore Control Panel

  3. Under Administrator choose Install a Package
    Install a Package linkInstall a Package link
  4. Choose Upload package on the Install a Package dialog box
  5. Click on Choose file and upload the Sitecore Crownpeak Connector zip file
  6. Click Next
  7. Check Overwrite existing file and proceed (if asked)
  8. Close the Upload files dialog
    Upload files dialog boxUpload files dialog box 
  9. Upon returning to the Install Package page select Choose package
  10. Select the package and click Next
  11. You can then leave the name as default and Choose Next
  12. Confirm that you have selected the correct package and click Install
  13. Choose to restart the Sitecore client and Sitecore server and click Next
  14. Close the dialog box
    Installation ProcessInstallation Process

Configuring the Sitecore Connector

Set Sitecore connector bindings

  • Once installed edit the configuration file located in /App_Config/Include/Cognifide.Crownpeak.config of application root
    • You will need to add the API Key and Website ID provided

---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- Cognifide.crownpeak.config looks like this:---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----
<configuration xmlns:patch="">
      <command name="crownpeakdqm:previewtab" type="Cognifide.Sitecore.Crownpeak.Commands.ShowPreviewTab, Cognifide.Sitecore.Crownpeak" />
      <setting name="Crownpeak.ApiKey" value="add APIkey here" />
      <setting name="Crownpeak.WebsiteId" value="add Website ID here" />
      <setting name="Crownpeak.RetryCount" value="5" />
---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- ----

Allow assets from

A number of assets are being referenced from, below is the procedure to allow these assets to be displayed properly within Sitecore:

  1. Navigate to your Sitecore installation directory off your web root
  2. Locate and open your web.config file
  3. With web.config open, search for location path=”sitecore”
  4. Add to the Content-Security-Policy


<add name="Content-Security-Policy" value="default-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline' 'unsafe-eval'; img-src 'self' data:; style-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline'; font-src 'self' 'unsafe-inline'; upgrade-insecure-requests; block-all-mixed-content;" />

Allow a network route from and

To make the Sitecore connector work on a secure environment you need to ensure there is a network route from your server(s) to and This ensures that data can be passed and returned through our CMS API.

Using the DQM Connector

  1. Log into Sitecore
  2. Under Content Editing choose Content Editor
    Content EditorContent Editor
  3. Under the Home ribbon choose Crownpeak DQM to run the validation
    DQM ButtonDQM Button
  4. The list of issues on the page will be displayed on the left and a preview on some of the issues are highlighted on the right
    DQM HighlightingDQM Highlighting


  5. You can then a specific issue on the left in order to see the details of that specific issue

Please also refer to the attachment on this page for a downloadable version of the Sitecore Installation guide

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