# **Configuring SearchBlox**
Before using Alfresco Data Source, install SearchBlox successfully and create a **Custom Collection**.
# **Configuration details of Alfresco Data Source**
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In Linux, make sure that necessary permissions have been provided to the folder /opt by using the CHMOD command for writing log files and executing jar files.
|Column Title||Column Title|
|data-directory||Data Folder where the data needs to be stored. Make sure it has write permission.|
|api-key||SearchBlox API Key|
|colname||The name of the custom collection in SearchBlox.|
|alfrescourl||Alfresco URL from which the content is extracted for indexing http://localhost:8081/alfresco/api/-default-/public/alfresco/versions/1/nodes Replace the host and portname as applicable|
|alfrescoviewurl||Alfresco URL to view Alfresco in a new window http://localhost:8081/alfresco/service/api/node/content/workspace/SpacesStore Replace the host and portname as applicable|
|exclude-formats||File formats to exclude.|
|exclude-folders||Folders to exclude in Alfresco.|
|max-folder-size||Maximum size of static folder after which it should be sweeped in MB.|
|search url & delete-api-url:||Make sure that the port number is right. If your SearchBlox runs in 8080 port the URLs should be right.|