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sitecore unicorn access denied even after login with administrator

Description:I am keep getting the following error even after login with administrator it redirects to the unicorn.aspx page with the same error

Access Denied
You need to sign in to Sitecore as an administrator to use the Unicorn control panel.

Note: I have tried this with two different versions sitecore 9.3 and sitecore 10 because I have these version already installed on my machine but both version having the same issue. Mainly I am looking to make it working with sitecore 10 and unicorn version 4.1.6

Posted by: | Posted on: Jan 14, 2022

1 answers



This issue is with all versions of sitecore above 9.1 containing the sitecore identity to login.
To fix this you need to perform following three steps
1) Create a config file and paste the below chunk of code into that file and name it as "z.unicorn.fix.config".

<processor type="Sitecore.Owin.Authentication.Pipelines.CookieAuthentication.ValidateIdentity.ValidateSiteNeutralPaths, Sitecore.Owin.Authentication">
<siteNeutralPaths hint="list">
<path hint="unicorn">/unicorn.aspx</path>

2)Place this file under your include folder of Unicorn for example following location:


3)Now restart your IIS site and go to Unicorn control panel to verify the fix.

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