# NAME

Dancer::SearchApp - A simple local search engine

# SYNOPSIS

# QUICKSTART

Also see [Dancer::SearchApp::Installation](https://metacpan.org/pod/Dancer::SearchApp::Installation).

    cpanm --look Dancer::SearchApp
    
    # Install prerequisites
    cpanm --installdeps .

    # Install Elasticsearch https://www.elastic.co/downloads/elasticsearch
    # Start Elasticsearch
    # Install Apache Tika from https://tika.apache.org/download.html into jar/

    # Launch the web frontend
    plackup --host 127.0.0.1 -p 8080 -Ilib -a bin\app.pl

    # Edit filesystem configuration
    cat >>fs-import.yml
    fs:
      directories:
          - folder: "C:\\Users\\Corion\\Projekte\\App-StarTraders"
            recurse: true
            exclude:
               - ".git"
          - folder: "t\\documents"
            recurse: true

    # Collect some content
    perl -Ilib -w bin/index-filesystem.pl -f

    # Search in your browser

# CONFIGURATION

Configuration happens through config.yml

    elastic_search:
      home: "./elasticsearch-2.1.1/"
      index: "dancer-searchapp"

The Elasticsearch instance to used can also be passed in `%ENV`
as `SEARCHAPP_ES_NODES`.

# SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS

## Dancer::SearchApp

This web front end can serve not only the extracted content but also
the original files from your hard disk. Configure the file system crawler
to index only data that you are comfortable with sharing with whoever
gets access to the web server.

Consider making the web server only respond on requests originating from
127.0.0.1:

    plackup --host 127.0.0.1 -p 8080 -Ilib -a bin\app.pl

## Elasticsearch

Elasticsearch has a long history of vulnerabilities and has little to no
concept of information segregation. This basically means that anything that
can reach Elasticsearch can read all the data you stored in it.

Configure Elasticsearch to only respond to localhost or to queries from
within a trusted network, like your home network.

Note that leaking a copy of the Elasticsearch search index is almost as
bad as leaking a copy of the original data. This is especially true if you
look at backups.

# REPOSITORY

The public repository of this module is
[https://github.com/Corion/dancer-searchapp](https://github.com/Corion/dancer-searchapp).

# SUPPORT

The public support forum of this module is
[https://perlmonks.org/](https://perlmonks.org/).

# TALKS

I've given a talk about this module at Perl conferences:

[German Perl Workshop 2016, German](http://corion.net/talks/dancer-searchapp/dancer-searchapp.de.html)

[Video on Youtube, German](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4j5LgmfgZY)

[YAPC::Europe 2016, Cluj, English](http://corion.net/talks/dancer-searchapp/dancer-searchapp.en.html)

[Video on Youtube, English](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXSM-Izmia8)

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# BUG TRACKER

Please report bugs in this module via the RT CPAN bug queue at
[https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=Dancer-SearchApp](https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Dist/Display.html?Name=Dancer-SearchApp)
or via mail to [dancer-searchapp-Bugs@rt.cpan.org](https://metacpan.org/pod/dancer-searchapp-Bugs@rt.cpan.org).

# AUTHOR

Max Maischein `corion@cpan.org`

# COPYRIGHT (c)

Copyright 2014-2016 by Max Maischein `corion@cpan.org`.

# LICENSE

This module is released under the same terms as Perl itself.