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Custom Site Search for Password Protected Site

Hello experts!

I have a site, let's call it mysite.com, that requires people to use a username and password to access. Mysite.com provides these people access to restricted information, materials, etc. and prevents my competitors from viewing this information.

I would like to incorporate something like Google's Custom Search on Mysite.com to make it easier for my users to find stuff. So, I have two questions.

1) Can I set up a Google Custom Search for a password protected site?

2) If this is possible, will this content be viewable from Google? I do not want my competitors to view this information.

If there's a better solution, I'm open to suggestions.

Thank you!
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Paul SauvéRetiredCommented:
>>Mysite.com provides these people access to restricted information, materials, etc. and prevents my competitors from viewing this information.

Exactly HOW can you be sure that registered users on your site are NOT competitors???
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Big MontySenior Web Developer / CEO of ExchangeTree.org Commented:
looks like that google custom search is only for public crawl-able pages:

http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/customsearch/zcRwx-4qTTI
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GaryCommented:
1. No - but refer http://www.google.com/enterprise/search/
2. Yes - but refer 1
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danswillAuthor Commented:
Hello paulsauve, I can't be sure that my current users are not competitors, but that's not the issue I'm addressing here. I don't want to make it easy for my competitors to view my site.

Thank you The_Big_Daddy and GaryC123 for the information! I'll be looking into the enterprise search. Are there other search tools available that act like a Google Search for an intranet? I've stumbled across http://www.alchemyapi.com/, but I don't if it's any good or not.
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GaryCommented:
What programming language are you using?
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danswillAuthor Commented:
The website was programmed using php.
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GaryCommented:
http://www.sphiderpro.eu/

Would be a very popular engine.
The original
http://www.sphider.eu/about.php

I used it years ago.
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