We've set a federated portal network on NW2004S SP9 and have configured the same TREX server on both the consumer and producers.
I now want to setup a federated search.
I managed to setup quite easilly the standard solution which display's results from each producer in a separated tab and I even managed to add additional custom tabs to other search engines.
I'm now wondering how I can retrieve indexes located on producers so I can have results from all producers on one page.
Is the 'integration 3rd party search engine' the only solution or is there any API which would allow me to retrieve indexes from producers so I can perform a search on all portals within the federated network and put the results together within a list. Does someone already succeeded to do so?