Restricting or preventing access from search engines

You can restrict or prevent access to your Developer Portal from search engines. You might want to control the access if you have a development or test site.

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About this task

You might have a development or test Developer Portal site on the internet, but do not want them to be indexed by Google, or other search engines, making them visible to your customers. Google explicitly advises not to use robots.txt as a blocking mechanism. A correct solution is to control access by using Metatag.


  1. In the Developer Portal, click Configuration > Search and metadata > Metatag.
  2. On the Global restrictions tab, click Edit.
  3. In the Advanced section, select the meta tags that you want to use to restrict or prevent the access:

    View of restriction by robots

  4. Click Save.