EPiServer Admin Import data – Fixing the Request time out exception

If you are importing a big file of data into EPiServer through the admin import data feature, you might get this exception:

Exception Details: System.Web.HttpException: Request timed out.

ASP.NET has a timeout of 120 seconds by default, you can increase this setting for the admin section only using the following setting.

Add this directly under the location path admin / system.web element:

E.g. in web.config:

Source: https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/925083/error-request-timed-out-when-you-try-to-upload-a-large-file-to-a-docum

Let’s Encrypt – Free HTTPS (SSL/TLS) Certificates

Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority (CA), run for the public’s benefit. It is a service provided by the Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).
We give people the digital certificates they need in order to enable HTTPS (SSL/TLS) for websites, for free, in the most user-friendly way we can. We do this because we want to create a more secure and privacy-respecting Web.

EPiServer – Introducing a new SPA template site: MusicFestival

To demonstrate some concepts that are useful when creating a SPA with working OPE, we have released a new SPA template site on Github, called MusicFestival, together with a series of blog posts that will be available in the coming days (a complete list is at the bottom).


Setting up Continuous Integration with Azure DevOps and Episerver

”What, How, and Why?
Azure DevOps, the artist formerly known as Visual Studio Team Services, is a suite of tools for teams that can be used for managing the entire lifecycle of software projects. It is a fully fledged project management platform, containing functionality for VCS, issue tracking, wiki, dashboards, build- and deploy pipelines, and whatever else teams might need. There are of course alternatives, but I like it because it is cloud hosted, simple to set up, and most importantly, free for small teams. Incidentally, it is also the platform that Episerver uses under the hood for facilitating deploys in their DXC Service Platform.”