Hello. First time post. I hope this is the most appropriate forum.
I have read that Google Site Search is not able to index documents behind a login.
I have also read that for the general Google index, the googlebot can be allowed to index behind a login, and that Google requires a First Click Free policy is in place.
I have read that for the general index, the googlebot is permitted by examining the user-agent.
My question is 3-fold: Can the Google Site Search crawl be allowed behind a login by the same method? If so, can the crawled content be added to the Site Search catalog and not the general Google index? Finally, since it is site search, is the First Free Click required if the crawl can be made to work?