Sitecore XP 9.2.0 Demo – Habitat Home Corporate – Step by step Setup Guide

You’re a Sitecore developer and want to know how to implement the website(s) using standard Sitecore MVC on Sitecore Experience Platform 9.2 Initial Release (aka Sitecore XP 9.2.0) and following Helix architecture principles.

If that is the case, you should set up Sitecore demo – Habitat Home Corporate – on your machine so that you’re able to play around with the Sitecore solution example and then learn something.

Setup Preresiquites

  • it’s configured for HTTPS/SSL only
  • Windows 10
  • Visual Studio 2017 (version 15.7 or later)
  • Url Rewrite 2.1

Step-by-step Guide

  1. install the ones below if not yet 😀
  2. download or clone the git repo from Habitat Home Corporate 9.2.0
  3. ensure that you create an HTTPS binding with appropriate self-signed certificate
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    • Note 1: you can try creating the self-signed certificate and assign it to your site if not yet by executing the following PowerShell script
    • launch PowerShell as an administrator
    • Add-WebFeatureSSL -HostName “corporate.habitathome.local” -RootDnsName “DO_NOT_TRUST_SitecoreDemo”

    • Note 2: if you see something like New-SelfSignedCertificate : CertEnroll::CX509Enrollment::_CreateRequest: The time period is invalid. 0x80630705, you will have to use the new root certificate (Ex: DO_NOT_TRUST_NewSitecoreDemo)
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    • Note 3: if you see something like The term ‘Add-WebFeatureSSL’ is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program you will have to execute Install-Module SitecoreFundamentals
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    • otherwise, you’re gonna see the following issue later when performing “Sync-Unicorn” build task
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  4. Note: I don’t want to use the default settings so I need to adjust the appropriate values in 
    • cake-config.json
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    • \src\Project\HabitatHomeCorporate\code\App_Config\Include\Project\HabitatHome.Corporate.Website.confighhc920_9
  5. deploy Sitecore.HabitatHome.Corporate
    • launch PowerShell as an administrator
    • change directory to \Sitecore.HabitatHome.Corporate
    • execute .\build
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  6. hopefully everything runs well and then you would see something like this
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  7. open a browser and then navigate to https://corporate.habitathome.local/, you would see something like this
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Got issues?

Please send your issues (with screenshots if possible) to so that I have a chance to understand your problem and be able to suggest the solution.

Happy Sitecore Demo Installation!




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